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Trichocereus Facebook Group Echinopsis Growers Worldwide

Trichocereus Facebook Group Echinopsis Growers Worldwide

Hi guys, today I wanted to give you a preview from our Trichocereus Facebook group called Trichocereus & Echinopsis growers worldwide. It is one of the oldest Trichocereus groups on Facebook and was funded sometime around 2014.

Trichocereus Facebook Group Echinopsis Growers Worldwide
Photo: Jason Hollinger

After all these years, our Trichocereus Facebook group has almost 17.000 members and we´re getting bigger every year. In regards to the subjects and topics that are allowed, we are rather open to off-topic subjects or threads about other cactus genera such as Lophophora, Lobivia, Hildewintera, Pseudolobivia, Ariocarpus, Akersia and many others.There are lots of different threads with hundreds of Trichocereus photos per week.

You can find the group here: facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

The current Christmas seed giveaway in our Facebook group

To celebrate the Trichocereus Christmas spirit, we have organized an amazing seed giveaway this year. Below you can see a small selection of the seed prizes from our 2018 Trichocereus Facebook giveaway. There are many, many more Trichocereus seeds that you can get for free.

These seeds were donated by the family of Karel Knize, the Peruvian seed and plant collector who had just passed away, and we are very proud that we can pass them along to the community.

Trichocereus tarmaensis
Trichocereus longispinus
Trichocereus glaucus KK334
Trichocereus carmaensis
Trichocereus cuzcoensis KK242
Trichocereus KK1670
Trichocereus tacaquirensis
Trichocereus sp. ‘House’
Trichocereus tulhuayacensis
Armatocereus matucanensis
Armatocereus KK230
Armatocereus procerus
Cereus repandus
Selenicereus grandiflorus

Secret Santa 2018 Trichocereus Giveaway

In addition to the Trichocereus seed giveaway, we´ll also have a Secret Santa event where our members are gifiting each other with some cactus related gifts. So far we have over 40 participants who are participating, and we still leave it open for new members to join. We´ll probably pick the matching Santas in 10-14 days, and it´s definitely not too late to join.

Regular giveaways, events and Trichocereus and Echinopsis seed trades/sales

We are very welcoming when it´s about events or giveaway, and there´s lots of private members who run their own giveaway or events as well.

Australian Trichocereus clones and hybrids

We´re truly an international Trichocereus Facebook group, and a large part of our members are actually from Australia. Because of this, we see quite a fair share of Trichocereus Australia clones that are being posted in our group.

Members from all across the world

Due to the fact that there are so many different people in our Trichocereus & Echinopsis Facebook group, there are members from all over the world. We have members from Europe, the United States, Australia, India, Africa and and and. Having so many different people in our group provides our members with great insight into the lives of cactus growers worldwide.

Information about the best Fertilizer or Soil Recipes

A large part of the posts in our group discuss the best fertilizer for Trichocereus and Echinopsis, or look into the most unseful soil recipes and minerals that are best suited for Trichocereus. There´s lots of content available about Pumice, Lava, Coir and all the other additives needed by cactus growers.

Trichocereus Tissue Culture, Cytokinines and Plant Hormones

Due to the fact that some of our members are into Tissue culture and have extensive experience with it, there´s quite a few postings about it and how to do it right. Also, there´s many posts about other plant hormones that can be useful, e.g. BAP, GA-3 Gibberellic Acid, etc. All of these can be very useful if you know how to use them.

Trichocereus Pests and Disease Treatments

If your Trichocereus plants are sick, you can find answers about the pests and diseases that affect them in our group. We have threads about pretty much everything that can infect or attack a Tricho, for example Thrips, Root mealies, Fungus gnats, Nematodes, Bugs, Slugs, Snails, Virus infections like Tobacco Mosaic Virus and other viruses, Witches broom disease, etc

DNA Testing on the genus Trichocereus

During the last year, some of our members started organizing DNA testing on plants from the genus Trichocereus and we´ll try to bring in some of the results that we´ll hopefully have during the next years into my upcoming book THE GENUS TRICHOCEREUS. We´ll try to conduct tests on some of the rare species like Trichocereus orurensis, Trichocereus uyupampensis, Trichocereus riomizquensis, etc, to find out if they deserve to be seen as correct and sepparate names or not.

Insight into the production process of the books we make

I am posting regular updates about the book production process in our Facebook group, and pretty much all of the content and photos are shown there as well. If you enjoy the Trichocereus and Echinopsis books that we make, feel free to join our group to see how we´re making them.

Lots of colored flower hybrids and beautiful clones

We have lots of professional breeders in our midst, which is why there´s regular photos of beautiful Trichocereus, Echinopsis or Lobivia flowers to be seen in our group. There´s lots of unique and amazing hybrids like Flying Saucer, Orange California, Wörlitz, First Light, some of the MEX hybrids, hybrids like SUNNY and other hybrids like HELLFIRE, GOLDFISCH, ETC, lots of rare Pseudolobivia and Lobivia hybrids from Thailand and Asia such as BIT, BIV and all the other cool hybrid.s

So yeah, I hope I could give you a small preview of our group and how amazing it is. 😉 Hope to see you soon in our Facebook group.

Join: https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

Also make sure to join the newsletter at trichocereus.net/newsletter or follow us on Instagram.

 

 

 

TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2 available now! Echinopsis book

TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2 available now! Echinopsis book

The moment we´ve all been waiting for is here. The new Echinopsis book TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2: SAN PEDRO HYBRIDS as well as the bonus content can officially be ordered through our shop.  First come, first served. I don´t wanna talk around the bushes for too long….check out our funky Trichocereus link.

https://trichocereus.net/product/new-book-trichocereus-volume-2-echinopsis-cactus-cacti

We put together an incredible sales page with lots of bonus content and here´s a preview of the things that await you. All covers are subject to change because they arent final yet.

 

The Trichocereus Books / Echinopsis book

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The Limited Trichocereus.net Promo Shirts

Exclusively made for this campaign. All shirts are printed on demand and only available in tiny quantities. In this edition we´ll only print as many as we sell through Indiegogo.

 

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The Limited Trichocereus.net Postcard Set

Exclusively made for this campaign. This 8 Postcard Set (+ one Bonus card) is printed on demand and for now these will only be available through Indiegogo now.

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The Special Edition Book – Alternate Cover

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The Special Edition Box Set – Including one Shirt, the Postcard Set and the Special Edition Book

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Cactus shirts for the upcoming book TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2

Cactus shirts for the upcoming book TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2

Hey guys, here are some of the cactus shirts / Trichocereus promo shirts for the upcoming book TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2: SAN PEDRO HYBRIDS. Once again we will have a campaign on Indiegogo and the best 6 or 7 shirts will be available exclusively through the campaign. I haven´t decided which ones we´ll keep, but I wanna show you some of the ones our designer made so far. These shirts will be extremely limited and only printed on demand, so there will probably not be more than 10 shirts per design. If you want to be notified when the book campaign (with all the shirts) will go online, just subscribe to my newsletter at trichocereus.net/newsletter.

All shirts are available in white and black, size S, M, L, XL and XXL. We can print normal high quality cotton shirts, girly shirts and longsleeves.

 

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The new Echinopsis and Trichocereus Database Wiki

The new Echinopsis and Trichocereus Database Wiki

We started a new Echinopsis and Trichocereus Database. It´s a project that´s open for everyone.

Echinopsis and Trichocereus Database Wiki

Hey guys, I just wanted to let you know that I´ve been working on a new Trichocereus and Echinopsis database. The website can be found at http://echinopsis.org and it will feature all known Trichocereus and Echinopsis species, clones and hybrids. It´s basically the updated Trichocereus.net NAMED CLONE DATABASE, but greatly expanded and on a new website. The old database will stay available, but the future updates will go into the new database.
It was important to me that I could put it on its own website to allow this project to grow to the space that it deserves. Trichocereus.net has reached an incredible size, and the content that´s produced here is so much that I am running out of space in the side bar. Which is honestly a great problem to have.

So yeah, I recently had a lengthy discussion with some of the members in our Facebook group, who asked me if there´s a chance to create a Wiki with all the clones and cultivars that we know and since I am a man of few words, I created a website under the domain Echinopsis.org. This website will not only feature all the botanical species, but it will also have all the clones and hybrids belonging to Trichocereus, Echinopsis, Lobivia and other related hybrids. Right now I am adding the first colored Trichocereus and Echinopsis hybrids, and I will also add monstrose, variegated and crested clones that are well know.

Everyone who wants to help by posting photos or add descriptions, please let me know. This is a huge project and help is greatly appreciated. We need all the photos we can get and if you want to help just send me a message to EG@trichocereus.net. I hope to grow this website into a quality source of information and photos. Building websites takes time, so I expect the website to grow naturally over the course of the next 2-3 years, and the more helpers the better.

 

 

Cover for TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2 book Echinopsis cactus

Cover for TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2 book Echinopsis cactus

Hey guys, I wanted to show this beautiful cover artwork that a designer made for the upcoming TRICHOCEREUS: VOLUME 2 book, the second volume and follow-up book to VOLUME 1.

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I totally love this version of the cover and it´s possible that it´ll be the one that will be on the cover when the book is printed.
However, there´s still plenty of time, so it´s also possible that we´ll go with a different version in the end. So far, this is my favorite cover and I definitely had to share this with you guys.

TRICHOCEREUS VOLUME 2 will be a beautiful book and I think they cover makes that perfectly clear.
The book is about all kinds of Trichocereus hybrids related to Trichocereus pachanoi and also features an extensive chapter about San Pedro Hybrids with colored flowers and I am extremely proud that I can have it in the shop. This is going to be a one of a kind book that will be almost exclusively be available Indiegogo and we´re aiming for a release date around Christmas 2017.
There will be a limited special edition consisting of 50 or 100 copies and some other extras like shirts and postcards. All the Trichocereus designs that we made for the campaign are amazing and it kills me to sit on them for so long. So yeah, there´s some great stuff coming up soon, and we need your support to get it funded. It´s going to be a big event for Trichocereus Growers and Fans and there´s some stuff that you can´t miss out on.

If you want to be notified when the campaign goes live, just subscribe to my newsletter and I´ll send you a message as soon as this stuff is available on Indiegogo. https://trichocereus.net/newsletter

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