Tr. bridgesii ‘Bonobo’ – Melted Wax – Cuts

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Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Bonobo’ is a semi-monstrose bridgesii, commonly reffered to as “Melted Wax”. This mutated gene causes the plant to grow in irregulare shapes, resembling melted wax.

Melted Wax bridges are some of my favourite plants around.

Trichocereus bridgesii (Bolivian Torch Cactus) are quite unique plants within the San Pedro family. They tend to be very spikey without much uniform spine formations, spikes literally come out in random angles. It really makes for an interesting plant.

Tr bridgesii ‘Bonobo’

Tr Bridgesii Bonobo Mother 2
Tr Bridgesii Bonobo Mother 4
Tr Bridgesii Bonobo Mother 1

Watering

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).

Substrate

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.

Locality

Trichocereus bridgesii are native to Bolivia (duh) and Argentina.

History

Tr. bridgesii was first introduced to the Western world by a German botanist Friedrich Ritter who studied various cactus species in South America. He then named the species after his close friend, the British consul in Bolivia, Alan Bridges.

They quickly gained popularity over the years and have become statement pieces in many homes across the world.

Synonyms

  • Echinopsis lageniformis
  • Bolivian Torch Cactus
  • Cereus bridgesii var. lageniformis
  • Trichocereus bridgesii var. lageniformis
  • Wachuma Bolivia
  • Achuma Bolivia
Weight 0.5 kg

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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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