|Full Description: Cactus species Echinopsis chiloensis small tree or shrub like Echinopsos chiloensis, when young is a single columnar plant, but will eventually get several stems from or near the base. New growth emerges horizontally then curves upwards. Individual stems can grow up to 25' ft.+ tall and 4" to 5" inches in diameter, 10-17 ribs, aureoles are whitish colored, several long yellowish to brown spines: 1 to 4 centrals, 2" to 2-3/4" with a few up to 4" long; 8 to 12 radials, up to 1-1/2" long. Older spines turn gray colored. Drought tolerant once established. Makes an attractive landscape plant. Easy to care for.
Common Name : In Chile commonly named-"Quisco"
Synonyms : Echinopsis chiloensis, Cereus chilensis var. "quisco", Trichocereus chiloensis var. "zizkaanus", Cereus quisco, Trichocereus chiloensis var. "quisco", Cereus chiloensis var. "funkianus", Trichocereus funkii, Cereus funkii, Trichocereus chiloensis var. funkii, Cereus chiloensis var. eburneus, Eulychnia eburnea, Cereus chiloensis, Trichocereus chilensis, Cactus chiloensis, Trichocereus chiloensis var. eburneus, Cereus chiloensis var. zizkaanus, Trichocereus chilensis, Trichocereus chilensis var. eburneus.
Native to : Chile-central parts of the country from North-Central Valleys of Chile, from Curico to Puenta Colorado. Echinopsos chiloensis likes hilly-slopes that flank the higher Andes. The climate in this area is very similar the climate in Southern California.
Flower : White colored 4" diameter, night blooming.
Care : Full sun, regular water in summer to very little in winter. Good draining soil. Likes 50f and up but can take down to 28 degrees for brief periods. Will grow faster in containers with semi-rich soil mix and more water, regular fertilizer in summer.
Offered as : A 10"+ cutting or small offset/pup to all mail order locations, larger rooted plants are available within the U.S. only or for pick up see info. below about our walk in nursery location.
( Pictured below is Echinopsis Chiloensis Syn Trichocereus Chiloensis "QUISCO" as a apex/top view detailed ).
Established 5 gallon size plant(s)may also be available for shipping within the U.S. only or for pick-up as most are very large, so sorry but no international shipping of large plants.
Simply click the link below for info. about our walk-in nursery website, or to check availability and place an order with one of our friendly sales reps. today !