Tr. bridgesii “SS02”
SS02 stands for a certain clone brought into cultivation by Ben Kamm & his nursery Sacred Succulents. It is a relatively short-spined Trichocereus bridgesii that is known to produce some mind-boggling offspring. Most of the hybrids produced with this plants do not look like a standard Bridgesii and due to the fact that Sacred Succulents has been offering them for years, there is a huge number of different Hybrids available.
Here is an excerpt of Sacred Succulent´s description:
Dense candelabra stands to 16´tall. Blue/green frosted stems up to 5″ in diameter with 5 – 7 ribs. Each areole bears 2 – 4 central spines up to 1.5″ long. White nocturnal flowers. The new growth on old stemps is often spineless. A distinct form of Trichocereus bridgesii. Cold hardy to 25° Fahrenheit.
Tr. pachanoi “Juuls Giant”
Tom Juul’s Giant aka TJG is a famous Trichocereus clone that goes back to the former butcher Tom Juul´s, who imported this plant into the United states and spent a lot of time to spread it around. The California based nursery Sacred Succulents played a major part in the wide distribution of this clone.
Trichocereus bridgesii are native to Bolivia (duh) and Argentina.
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.
- Echinopsis lageniformis
- Bolivian Torch Cactus
- Cereus bridgesii var. lageniformis
- Trichocereus bridgesii var. lageniformis
- Wachuma Bolivia
- Achuma Bolivia