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Echinopsis chiloensis
Good ornamental value (A)
Height: 8 m.
USDA Hardiness Zone 8. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-8° C), can tolerate occasional snow cover for up to a couple of weeks per year. Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter. Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north.
Shrub White, 7 - 14 petals
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These seeds are generally restocked in: January

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One packet contains at least 200 seeds.

This is one of the most common cacti in Chile. It is a kind of trademark of the areas around the capital city, Santiago. This cactus is very easiy to propagate. In its natural habitat it is a huge plant, reaching more than 8 m.; however, do not expect rapid growth, since it will take several years until you will see the first flowers. During the first couple of years the grows is very slow, and then it will start to accelerate. Once it starts blooming, you will have beatiful, big white flowers and edible fruits. Another advanatage of this cactus is that it tolerates freezing and occasional snow fall, something only a few cacti can withstand.