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Eulychnia Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • WaterDry

Description

Eulychnia genus. Also known by the name Philippicereus, this is a genus of cacti with a tree-like or candalabra-like form of which there are between 6 and 9 species. These plants are adapted to exceedingly hot, dry terrain, i.e. the Atacama desert, which is the driest desert in the world.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Monocarpics, Cactus

Origin

Chile, Peru

The genus name 'Eulychnia' comes from the Greek words 'eu' meaning 'good' and 'lychnia' meaning candelabrum or lamp post.

Interest and use

These plants are often grown as specimen plants, for architectural value and under glass.

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