Peruvian Torch, Trichocereus peruvianus var. KK242 (1 ft TIP cutting)
This is the KK242 that comes from Karel Knize's collection, hence the KK. A beautiful cactus ranging in ribs from 6 to as many as 9 at a time! (as shown in the picture) This one is huge and very spiny! For all of my super spiny cacti like this I always make sure to wear my HexArmor ThornArmor Cactus Gloves :) And you can too!
Trichocereus peruvianus or Echinopsis peruviana (as it has technically been renamed to) is a vigorously growing columnar cactus from the Western side of the Andes Mountain region in Peru.