Trichocereus (Echinopsis) scopulicola – Ferah OP


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  • Trichocereus Scopulicola “Ferah” for sale UK
  • Rare genetics
  • These plants are sent bare root to protect the body of the cacti and avoid any damage in transit.
  • Each plant will have a plant passport attached, new UK requirement

My Trichocereus scopulicola seedlings are finally ready for sale.


T. Scopulicola grow 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 scopulicolawas 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 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 beginning of Autumn (End September). Depending on what kind of summer we get will depend on how frequent 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 0.1 kg

1 review for Trichocereus (Echinopsis) scopulicola – Ferah OP

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    Perfect for my collection! :)
    After discovering cactus were the only plant I can keep alive, I have collected a few over the years and eventually decided I wanted something a littl...More
    After discovering cactus were the only plant I can keep alive, I have collected a few over the years and eventually decided I wanted something a little more special to add to my Cactus collection.
    This cactus arrived within a few days of purchase and in perfect condition, a super healthy plant. No bruising or marks on it which made me really happy to see. Perfect green colour, clearly was well looked after by someone who knows what they are going.

    More than happy with my purchase, definitely would recommend and order again.

    Oh yeah...And as all my cactus have names, he is now called Trippy and is fitting in perfectly with the Caci Crew.
    Reply from tricho:
    Hi Kay

    Thank you for the fantastic review and I am really glad you are enjoying your plants. Love his new name :-)
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