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Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum


Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum. (Cactaceae) Organ-pipe Cactus, Indian’s Comb, Hairbrush Cactus, Aborigine’s Comb, Chik. Native to Mexico. It is one of the most massive columnar, treelike cacti in the world, often 7 to 15 m tall, The runk is short but very large often branching within 0,5-3 m of the base with many massive branch. Sowing: Fill a pot with a moist, gritty, loam-based compost, or cacti compost. Gently firm down and level the surface. Scatter your mixed cactus seeds over the surface, taking care not to sow them too thickly. Gently sprinkle a thin layer of vermiculite or fine grit over the seeds, covering the whole surface of the compost. Leave the pot in a greenhouse or on a warm windowsill, covered with a clear plastic bag to preserve soil moisture. Seedlings will develop within a few weeks. Remove the plastic bag and water when the compost becomes dry, but spray the surface with water regularly, to keep it moist. Locality: Ex Hort. Harvest: May 2023


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