Spineless Trichocereus (Echinopsis) scopulicola 40cm+ Rooted Cuts

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  • Chunky pure spineless Trichocereus scopulicola cuts.
  • 40cm+
  • Rooted
  • Each plant will have a plant passport attached

This is part of the cuts I was offering at the beginning of the season, I kept a few to root out.

Scop cuts for sale, 40cm+. 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

3 reviews for Spineless Trichocereus (Echinopsis) scopulicola 40cm+ Rooted Cuts

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    George W
    Happy Chonk
    Very chunky, happy and healthy cactus! 🌵 Excellent!
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    Spineless Trichocereus (Echinopsis) scopulicola 40cm+ Rooted Cuts photo review
    Egg S
    the fattest cut i have ever seen.
    stunning scopulicola cut! so healthy. very big aswell.
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    Awesome chunky cactus
    Some of the fattest cuts I've purchased and always good quality.
    Highly recommend trichocereus uk!
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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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