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Echinopsis terscheckii (formerly Trichocereus terscheckii)
The Cardon Grande is a tree-like cactus that grows 15 to 25 feet tall, with an expansion of roughly 8 feet wide.
Cardon Grandes are native to Argentina, and enjoy full sunshine. They need low amounts of water in well-draining soil and are very drought tolerant once they are established. They are also cold hardy to roughly 10 degrees Fahrenheit.
This cactus makes little litter and has medium-length, tan-colored spines.
As with many other cacti, these are prone to attacks from scale insects. There are no known effective measures that may be taken to prevent scale insect attacks; however, EnviroControl does offer services to remove them and help the cactus recover from such an attack.
These cacti are faster-growing, similar-looking, & smaller than their distant cousin, the Saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea). They also have white, showy flowers that bloom in the Spring.
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