ssp. tilcarense (Backeb.) H.Till & W.Till
Northern Argentina (Dept. Tilcara, Quebrada de
Humahuaca, 7500 feet - 2250 m)
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Common Name: Giant
after habitat, Argentina, Prov. Jujuy, Tilcara.
- Echinocactus saglionis Cels
- Brachycalycium tilcarense
Backeberg of 1942
- Gymnocalycium saglionis subsp.
tilcarense (Backeberg) H Till and W Till 1997
saglionis var. tilcarense (Backeb.) Krainz.
Cultivation: Keep this
plant almost dry in winter at a minimum
temperature of 0°C (but hardy down to -20° C) prefer a
growth will stop altogether. The plant tolerate
extremely bright situations but
are likely to suffer from
sun scorch or stunted growth if over exposed to direct sunlight
during the hottest part of the day in summer. Since
they are big sized plants need plenty of space for their roots,
repotting should be done every other year or when
the plant has outgrown its pot.
This species makes a great landscape cactus in moderate climates.
Propagation: Seeds (It don't
ripen, fruit must be significantly
overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds