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Echinopsis chiloensis

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JasonD

Has anyone ever purchased this cactus species from a commercial source? It's native to the Mediterranean-climate region of Central Chile. In fact, it grows in habitat with Jubaea chilensis. At the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden it thrives next to burgeoning young Jubaeas, branching at the base to make 6-10' columns. I'm not sure whether they ever sell it at their plant sales.

There aren't many tall columnar cactus whose habitat is such a perfect match to coastal Central California's. I'd love to see it in more gardens around here.

It's common name in Chile appears to be quisco.

Another versatile large columnar cactus that UC Berkeley has is Echinopsis terscheckii, which is available from many growers in California. It's from the Andes of northwest Argentina.

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I have read up on that. I couldn't find any and if I did I would be very weary before I purchased it... just because I have seen a few instances where these plants get mixed up on their voyages.

Does the plant at UC Berkley ever set seed?

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