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Origin and Habitat: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
Echinopsis spachiana f. cristata hort.
Echinopsis spachiana (Lem.) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley
I.O.S. Bull. 3(3): 98 (1974).
- Echinopsis spachiana (Lem.) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley
- Cereus spachianus Lem.
- Echinocereus spachianus (Lem.) Rümpler
- Trichocereus spachianus (Lem.) Riccobono
- Echinopsis santiaguensis (Speg.) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley
Echinopsis spachiana f. variegata hort.
ENGLISH: Crested Golden Torch Cereus
Description: Multi-stemmed columnar cactus
Ribs: obtuse, rounded.
Areoles: About 1 cm. apart, large, covered with short yellow wool, turning white or grey as they age;
Spines: Radial spines 8 to 10, 6 mm to 1 cm. long, spreading, stiff, sharp, amber-yellow to brown ;central 1 to 3 yellowish centrals, 12 mm long, stronger and longer than the radials; all the spines later becoming grey.
Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinopsis spachiana group
- Echinopsis spachiana (Lem.) H.Friedrich & G.D.Rowley: is a multi-stemmed columnar cactus branching at the base. Stems to 2 m tall, 5 to 6 cm in diameter. Spines spreading, amber-yellow to brown c. 1 cm long. Distribution Western Argentina, Bolivia.
- Echinopsis spachiana f. cristata hort.
- Echinopsis spachiana f. variegata hort.
Echinopsis spachiana f. cristata Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
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Cultivation and Propagation: Frost Tolerance: Fairly cold tolerant, it can easy tolerate light frost
Sun Exposure: Best in full sun or light shade exposure.
Propagation: Easy by grafting or cuttings.
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