Echinopsis/Trichocereus candicans "Argentine Giant" (Specimen #2)
Plant 1- 7.5" tall by 3.5" in diameter
Plant 2 6.5" tall by 3" in diameter with two small pups.
Trichocereus candicans Aka Echinopsis candicans, commonly called ( Argentine giant ) has a large 8" to 10" inches + diameter white billowy blooms with pinkish-maroon back petals and a yellow throat/filaments. Fragrant when blooms first open. Sunset zones: 11-13; USDA: 9-10. Full sun to light shade. Heat tolerant. Low water requirements. Trailing cactus, grows to 4' tall; 10' wide. Hardy to 15蚌. Pups easily! Tends to trail or clump over time giving a large mass,from a single plant it takes only a few seasons to obtain a large clump.
Synonyms : Echinopsis candicans.
Common names : Argentine Giant.
Native to : Native to Northern Argentina.
Notes : This species along with several others is now scientifically classified under the Echinopsis genus as-Echinopsis candicans, we still have listed as Trichocereus since the stem growth & blooms are large. Blooms are huge and nocturnal, staying open in early morning the next day.