Spineless Trichocereus (Echinopsis) scopulicola 40cm+ Cuts

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  • Chunky pure spineless Trichocereus scopulicola cuts.
  • 40cm+
  • Rooted – They have got roots, not fully established but well rooted.
  • Each plant will have a plant passport attached

Please see the individual variants for the specific images etc.

Some of these cuts have started rooting, I will send out the rooting cuts first. If you have a specific cut in mind, please mention which in the notes when ordering. The numbers will be ordered from top left to right (1, 2, and 3), bottom left to right (3, 4, and 5). I will update with an “X” on any sold listings.

I am sorry I couldn’t go through the process of individually listing these cuts, I am really struggling with time and would rather prioritize the plant maintenance in this regard.

Each plant is listed as a variation, please select the name and the plant pictures will display so you can see each plant individually.

Note: The names provided are in no way a genetic line or anything. I used ChatGPT to generate cool cactus names, they are just to separate out the plants for sale.

Scop cuts for sale, 40cm+. They are unrooted and ready to ship. These are the chunkiest scop cuts I have seen in the UK, they are just impressive.


T. Scopulicola grows in a columnar fashion much like a tree and can pup at the base (basal pup) but most often just grows one solid column. Most scops have between 4 to 6 ribs with little to no spines.


Trichocereus scopulicola is a columnar cactus originating out of Bolivia and is thought to be extinct in nature. Trichocereus scopulicola was discovered by Friedrich Ritter during one of his expeditions to Bolivia in 1959. The location of the type is Tarija, Bolivia. More precisely, Ritter gave Tapecua as the location and assigned the collection number FR991 and sold seed of his discovery through his legendary Winter Seed lists. Because of that, he helped spreading the plant all over the world, despite the fact that Trichocereus Scopulicola is really rare in nature. There are very few collections of this plant in nature and I am always interested in obtaining seed from new scopulicola types. The plant grows in Tarija in the province O Connor. And no, this has nothing to do with Sarah Connor from the movie TERMINATOR. Trichocereus scopulicola grows in the cactus forests around the Department Tarija at around 1000-1500 meters.


Growing Requirements:

T. Scopulicola are forgiving plants to grow in the UK. As are most cacti grown in the UK, they are best grown in a greenhouse or conservatory (grow tents are also used for younger plants), South facing is a distinct advantage.


Watering from Spring (April) to the beginning of Autumn (End of September). Depending on what kind of summer we get will depend on how frequently you need to water, but, less is better with cacti. During the winter months, little to no watering is required or the roots could rot (they do not like to be wet for long periods).


In warmer climates, you could go for a more nutrient-rich mixture (50% organic / 50% inorganic). But, in the UK, it is best to err more on the side of inorganic (60% – 70% inorganic) to ensure the pot is drained quickly.

Weight 0.5 kg

Spineless Trichocereus (Echinopsis) scopulicola 40cm+ Cuts – 01, Spineless Trichocereus (Echinopsis) scopulicola 40cm+ Cuts – 02


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Steps For Rooting

Once the cut is received, place it around 1/2 inch to 1 inch in a pot of substrate. I use wooden kebab skewers to hold up the piece. Water lightly and you should start getting new root growth within a few weeks to a few months depending on conditions.

An alternative way would be to stick them in perlite and wait for them to root, once roots form you can re-pot.

All plants sold are strictly for garden / ornamental purposes. We are here to cultivate these beautiful plants and spread them as far as we can, nothing outside of growing (all things related to growing) will be tollerated.

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