Cacti are large cacti native to South America. They are also known as peanut cacti, sea urchin cacti, or hedgehog cacti. There are many species, from large tree-like types to small globular types. Some are edible while others are poisonous.

Cereus lageniformis

Trichocereus pachanoi is a species of this genus that grows in the higher parts of the Andes, typically at around 2000 meters. It is commonly found in Ecuador, and is also found in Peru. This species is usually wild, and it is often confused with Trichocereus peruvianus.

The first step in growing Trichocereus is to prepare the soil. Place the soil in a small, see-through container. After that, stomp the soil with the bottom of another growing container. This will straighten the soil and give the seedlings stability. Once the soil has been prepared, sprinkle the seeds of Trichocereus, and then spray the plant with a fungicide and an antibiotic solution. Trichocereus does not need a lot of water for germination.

Trichocereus is closely related to Echinopsis, but there are some differences between the two genus. Trichocereus is also closely related to Loxanthocereus, although there are also important differences.