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Specimen plants
Welcome to Valley Succulent specimen plant page.

From time to time we are fortunate to find and be able to offer for sale large specimen plants.
We find these plants at our various suppliers and occasionally from personal collections. Plants from our supplies are most likely grown in California
and have a very authentic desert look. Even though they are usually not that old they will often be much fatter and fuller than much older greenhouse
grown plants in Canada. Occasionally we will come across exceptional plants from private collections. These plants are often very old and can be quite
large. If we can we will ship these plants bare root but due to their large size, many of these specimen plants would need to be shipped by freight.

Please contact us and we would be happy to discuss the various shipping options.
 
 
 

Cleistocactus strausii
 
Cleistocactus strausii or the Silver torch Cactus is a well-known species and is quite popular
in collections. With its silver spined columns and rewarding growth rate it is not hard to understand why these cacti have had such popularity over the years. Single stemmed plants will begin to sucker creating large colonies with stems to 10’ tall. Bright red flower start to appear around 8 years of age. Cleistocactus strausii are native to high mountain regions of Bolivia and Argentina, above 3,000 m. This plant presents no difficulty in cultivation. It is a vigorous and easy to grow plant, and requires, strong sunlight or half shade, but not high temperatures. Water generously during the summer, but allow to dry out fully before watering again. During the winter months plants should bekept dry .Since they are rapid growers it needs plenty of space for its roots. Repotting should be done every other year, or when the plant has outgrown its pot.

14” Pot $295.00
 
 
Phone: 250.465.1338
Email: info@valleysucculents.ca
 
     
 
Pachycereus pringlei
Pachycereus pringlei or as they are known in Mexico the Cardón Gigante are native to the Sonora Desert, Baja California, and Baja California Sur, Mexico. In Sonora it is abundant in a coastal belt about 50 km wide. Pachycereus pringlei are true giants of the cacti world reaching 20 m high, 8 m wide and weighing in at 2 tons. These cacti will have many arms and can be 200 years old. Younger specimens are fast growing with a profusion of spines. This rapid growth makes them much desired as you can grow a plant 6-8 ft in ten year compared to the saguaro which would be 50 years or more. These plants are extremely easy in cultivation. Water regularly in the growing season, but keep much drier in winter. As with most cacti these guys enjoy a hot patio for the summer, but care should be taken to not burn plants that have been kept in house all winter, i.e. move out on a cloudy day, make sure adequately watered.

14” Pot $295.00
 
 
Phone: 250.465.1338
Email: info@valleysucculents.ca
 
     
 
Trichocereus terscheckii - Out Of Stock
This cacti is commonly known as Fat Boy due to its large girth when quite small. Given time though, they will grow into an impressive columnar specimen 18’ tall. Trichocereus terscheckii has a relatively wide range in Argentina (Catamarca, Salta, Jujuy, La Rioja, San Juan and Tucumán provinces) and Bolivia (Tarija). T. terscheckii grows on different soil types in grasslands, shrublands, semiarid intermediate Chaco forest habitats that receive 400-750 mm annual rainfall on steep hillsides and bajada, sometimes growing in thick stands, with numerous plants approaching 10 m in height and often serving as hosts to ballmosses ( Tillandsia spp.). It can also be found in semitropical deciduous forest, its tops exceeding the surrounding vegetation, an accomplishment apparently essential for its survival. Its lower-elevation limit seems to involve its ability to withstand competition from the Chaco forest.

14” Pot - Out Of Stock
 
 
Phone: 250.465.1338
Email: info@valleysucculents.ca