The monstrose cultivar is a mutation which results in short segmented growth that can only be propagated by vegetative means. Commonly named for its curious resemblance to a penis. Often highly regarded traditionally as a sacramental medicine.
All the information and photos in cactus art files are now available also in the new the Enciclopedia of Cacti. We hope you find this new site informative and useful. Stem: Composed by short upright sections that branches avidly up to cm tall by 5 cm in diameter, light glaucous green, with only a few areoles and spines in the basal portion.
It should be noted that there is a mixup with regards to the identity as type A or type B, depending on who you ask. But these plants do tend to put on several heads per season, and they root easily by just burying the bottom inch or so and letting it sit upright. No skill is required.
I believe these are the short form but some grow much longer, especially the new growth so not exactly sure what the strains are doing. Awesome ornamental specimens waiting for new homes, just find them a nice new decorative container and enjoy their growth! Also, sometimes there is scarring on them, generally not on the tips, but anytime a tip has a scar, it will gradually move right down the side with new growth. They are cactus and parts do have spines!
This plant comes in a 3. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.
Pachycereus schottii 'Big Penis Cactus'. Pachycereus schottii 'Big Penis Cactus' is a controversial, monstrous cactus cultivar with variable, irregularly shaped rib-less stems. Stems are ascending, lightly pruinose, and also branch just from the base.
Accepted Scientific Name: Echinopsis lageniformis f. Penis Cactus Echinopsis lageniformis f. Origin and Habitat: Garden origin Nursery produced cultivar.
Echinopsis lageniformis syn. Trichocereus bridgesiithe Bolivian torch cactusis a fast-growing columnar cactus from the high deserts of Bolivia. Among the indigenous populations of Bolivia, it is sometimes called achuma or wachumaalthough these names are also applied to related species such as Echinopsis pachanoi which are also used for their psychedelic effects. The plant has a greenish to bluish color and usually has four to eight ribs.
All the information and photos in cactus art file are now available also in the new the Enciclopedia of Cacti. We hope you find this new site informative and useful. This rare plant looks very like the common penis cactus Trichocereus bridgesii forma mostruosa but it is stouter and can reach the dimension of a small monstrous tree.