4 Winds Trichocereus Bridgesii Cactus - Bolivian Torch Forma Quadricosta Cactus
4 Winds Trichocereus Bridgesii Cactus - Echinopsis Lageniformis forma quadricosta
Bolivian torch cactus, is a columnar cactus from the high deserts of Bolivia. Among the indigenous populations of Bolivia, it is sometimes called achuma or wachuma.
Bolivian Torch is a tall, columnar cactus that is native to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. The seeds are pure non-hybridized bridgesii. Both the father and mother are bridgesii. This means they have not be crossed with any other cacti species and contain 100% Trichocereus bridgesii genetics.Trichocereus bridgesii can grow up to 2 meters tall and have multiple branches. It has a large variability in the number of ribs (0-9) and produces some of the most fascinating forms of variation. The cactus shows nocturnal flowers up to 15 centimeters in diameter. This cactus is cold hardy and can withstand temperatures down to freezing if kept dry. Hardy to at least USDA zone 7 and possibly even colder. An excellent addition to a rare plant collection.
The Cactus of the Four Winds, is an extremely rare four-ribbed cactus. Highly collectable and rare. Considered as sacred by the natives of Bolivia who call it Achuma or Wachuma, this cactus is said to have even more powerful properties than San Pedro or Peruvian torch.The cactus is said to have special curative powers that are expressed in the four ribs that represent the “four winds” or “four roads”, It is believed that the sacred Cactus of the Four Winds was possibly the major source of religious impulse in ancient culture throughout the Andes region. Legend says that whoever found the sacred, four-ribbed cactus is a great shaman or would be destined to become one. The sacramental use of the powerful hallucinogenic plant can be traced back in history for at least 4,000 years.
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