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Trichocereus korethroides

The name Trichocereus is derived from the Greek "trichos" that means "hair", and "cereus" meaning "candle". It is a columnar cactus, initially solitary but as it grows it tends to cluster at the base. Its light green stem is covered with numerous yellow, needle-like spines and in mature specimens the spines completely obscure the body of the plant. It is a very robust and resistant succulent plant, easy to cultivate, suitable for beginners, which gives magnificent large orange, pink and red flowers.