Tr bridgesii “Psycho0”
Psycho0 is a pure Trichocereus bridgesii/Echinopsis lageniformis that was dedicated to the same-named SAB member who died at a very young age. The community did a great job of distributing this clone in his honour a few years back. Originally, the clone came from Cactus Country in Strathmerton, Australia.
Psycho0 has some unique traits to it, mainly, 3 long yellow spines.
Tr hybrid “Pantera”
Pantera is a funny one, I can’t seem to lock down the exact genetics. He looks peruviana with something extra in him, maybe Tr taquembalensis? Beyond that, who knows :-). One thing is certain, he makes some pretty cross babies.
Trichocereus are relatively easily grown in the UK, especially due to the fact that they do not require massive amounts of sunlight. As 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 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.