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Trichocereus APOROCANDICANS SCHIGRA F2

So this one is a very old Gräser hybrid called APOROCANDICANS SCHIGRA F2. I think the breeder is Gräser himself, but I am far from certain. The parents are an Aporocandicans hybrid (Aporocactus flagelliformis x Trichocereus candicans) x Schigra (Schickendantzii x Echinopsis eyriesii v. grandiflora) and this is an F2 hybrid from that cross. The flowers are beautifully ruffled and have a similar color to other Gäser hybrids like GRÄSERS SCHÖNSTE or GRÄSERS ERFOLG. The flowers open a bit reluctantly, which is what I haven’t really gotten perfect photos of it yet. Hope to change that in the next season.

Photos of APOROCANDICANS SCHIGRA F2

Video of APOROCANDICANS SCHIGRA F2

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Trichocereus BS.2007.1558.1

I really like this hybrid by Ingo Barthels. The internal number from Ingo Barthels is BS.2007.1558.1 and I currently do not have the parents. The flowers of this hybrid aren´t very big, but they come out in large numbers and reliably every year. Every time I take photos of it it looks amazing, and I´m glad I caught one of the days when it opens all kinds of flowers simultaneously.

Photos of Trichocereus BS.2007.1558.1

Video of Trichocereus BS.2007.1558.1

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Crazy Number of Flower buds on just ONE plant!

So here´s a good example for the flowering that goes on in my greenhouse during the main season. I do a lot of things to induce or promote flowering, and I usually get lots of flowers per plant. I water a lot during the early phase of the season and I also use various plant extracts to improve general health and flowering. And it definitely shows in my plants. This one here is a hybrid by Ingo Barthels with the number BS.1558.1 and I really enjoy the overall appearance of this plant in summer. The flowers are not huge, but it´s just a great overall package and the flowers look very impressive.

And here´s a photo of the open flowers of BS.1558.1

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Trichocereus candicans White flowers x Buena Vista by Uwe Kahle

This one was the first big Trichocereus flower of the 2020 season and it’s a really nice and useful hybrid between Trichocereus candicans white flowers x Buena Vista. The latter is a different word for classic Trichocereus grandiflorus aka Echinopsis rowleyi. Very nice flower shape and it passes it down nicely too. However, it is a bit sensitive when it´s about flowering. In the last two years it has rarely flowered and when it did it dropped some flower buds again. Definitely one of the most sensitive Trichocereus hybrids I have in regards to dropping flowers.

Photos of Trichocereus candicans x Buena Vista

Video of Trichocereus candicans x Buena Vista

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FLYING SAUCER (Trichocereus, Echinopsis, Soehrensia)

And here is the more famous YELLOW CALIFORNIA sister FLYING SAUCER. By far one of the best hybrids of all time. Grown from the cross Soehrensia x Trichocereus schickendantzii. Flowers are over 20 cm in diameter and really look like plates or Flying Saucers so to speak. Totally love it. The breeder is Hans Britsch. I really think everyone should at least see this amazing hybrid opening its flowers in real life. Absolute masterpiece hybrid and very impressive.

I am using FLYING SAUCER a lot in my own crosses and the offspring it produces is consistently good! Very useful plant fro breeding.

TRICHOCEREUS FLYING SAUCER Video

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Trichocereus Flying Saucer x (Cantora Gelb x Cantora Orange) RL.2005.29

This Reinhard Liske hybrid from 2005 has a huge orange flower and really blew me away a bit. I already knew that the flower would be pretty awesome, but when you see a 20 cm+ flower opening in front of you it´s always a spectacle. The parents are Flying Saucer x (Cantora Gelb x Cantora Orange). It´s very close to Cantora Orange and as far as I am concerned this is an improved version of it. The breeder´s code is RL.2005.29

Cactus Flower Video Flying Saucer x (Cantora Gelb x Cantora Orange) RL.2005.29

More photos of this hybrid will be posted in my Patreon at https://patreon.com/cactusjerk

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Trichocereus ‘Flying Saucer’

The Trichocereus hybrid FLYING SAUCER is one of the best hybrids ever made. Personally, I consider it the best one and I totally love it. And never really got what the hype was all about until I saw that flower opening in front of me. The flowers are up to 23 cm in diameter and just look phenomenal. After all these years, Flying Saucer is still known to push out some amazing offspring on a regular basis.

Trichocereus 'Flying Saucer'
Trichocereus Flying Saucer

Below you can see some Flower Videos of Trichocereus Flying Saucer

If you want some seeds of Trichocereus FLYING SAUCER, check out some of the crosses here:

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Trichocereus Clone Two (Aplantis)

CLONE TWO  was brought back from Peru by Manuel Terra who collected in in 2013 in Huaraz. The plant originally stood beside a Ceviche Restaurant. The owner of this restaurant gifted a cutting to Mr. Terra, who then brought it back to Europe and propagated numerous cuttings.

This clone is available from Aplantis.net every now and then. It is a very fine and curvy clone that produces a beautiful growth. The plants are usually bright green, but with the tendency to become very glaucous and the spines are relatively small, sometimes completely absent. The areoles are larger and more hairy than the ones of Clone One and the skin also produces a much more glaucous growth at times.

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Clone One (Trichocereus pachanoi – Aplantis)

Clone One is a Trichocereus pachanoi clone that was made available by the owner of the website Aplantis.net! The clone was collected in Cajabamba in Peru in 2013. Its main characteristics are the bright green epidermis color and the rather uniquely shaped V-notches. It has 6 – 7 ribs and very short spines. This San Pedro also reminds me of the Ecuadorian plants, which makes it a beautiful and rare plant.

At the original site, this plant was hacked down by the previous owner and dumped beside a road. In Peru, those plants are often used as natural fencing and it is very common for the plants to be removed and thrown away at some point. In this case, it was a real case of luck that made this clone available.

Aplantis sometimes offers Clone One in our Trichocereus Facebook group or through his website www.Aplantis.net. His prices are very affordable and it is one of the most typical and attractive Trichocereus pachanoi clones I know of. If you want to buy a cutting of this clone, you should message Aplantis through his website.

Photos of Trichocereus Clone One

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Trichocereus pachanoi Clone One Aplantis

On the following two photos you can see how the plants looked when Aplantis came across them.

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Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Trichocereus scopulicola

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Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B”

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B”

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B” is a mutant cultivar of Trichocereus pachanoi. There are two very common mutant cultivars of Trichocereus pachanoi. Sacred Succulents lists them as CLONE A and CLONE B. Please note that they are not the same as the two Trichocereus bridgesii  Monstrosa cultivars that are also listed under that name.

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone B” forms clumps of coral or brain-like cristate growth. Often offsets monstrose branches that mutate in a variety of interesting ways. (Sacred Succulents).

Both Clone A and Clone B are very similar and I would not be surprised if they are actually different incarnations of the same clone. That said, there definitely are differences between the plants that I inspected.

 

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa "Clone B"

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Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa "Clone B"

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Fields Validus (Trichocereus)

Fields Validus (Trichocereus validus)

This plant is one of the most popular and famed plants in the Australian Fields collection. This plant is a beautiful textbook specimen of the often-misunderstood species Trichocereus validus (Monviella).
It is still unknown from where Robert Fields sourced his plants, but I am positive we can add some more information soon. There were two different Validus plants growing at the (now defunct) Fields collection and I was lucky enough to get some photos of both plants by SAB member Terrapin! (Thanks again, mate! :-D)

If you want to learn more about the species Trichocerus validus, check out the page about it here: Trichocereus validus

 

Fields Validus Trichocereus Garden

 

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Here is another plant that was growing at the Fields collection. Those photos came from Terrapin as well and I am happy to have them around:

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Here are some photos showing the Fields Validus clones being grown by other Australian members;

 

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Photos: Jordan Calleija
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Trichocereus validus from Shed and Garden (Jon Nichols)

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CSD (Chemical Shaman´s Dick) Trichocereus bridgesii

CSD aka CHEMICAL SHAMAN`S DICK is a Clone that was introduced by SAB Member Ferret aka SAMS PLANTS, who brought it into circulation in honor of the Member Chemical Shaman, who had passed away.

According to Ferret, the Clone was grown from a batch of Trichocereus bridgesii Seed, which were provided by the NOOK Member BEEKER.

The Clones characteristics are a very stunted, almost monstrous Look with a very unique spination, which is very unlike other Trichocereus bridgesii. Besides, if seen from above, the Plant has a Look that reminds of a Lophophora williamsii, which is WAY COOl!

At this point, we couldn´t observe a flower yet, but will certainly add Flower Pics as soon as we get some.
The copyright on all those pics belongs to SAM, who donated those pics for the database!

Photos of CSD (Chemical Shaman´s Dick) Trichocereus bridgesii

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CSD (Chemical Shaman´s Dick) Trichocereus bridgesii
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(Chemical Shaman´s Dick) Trichocereus bridgesii
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Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Trichocereus scopulicola

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Eileen – Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

Eileen – Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

Eileen is an Australian Trichocereus clone that belongs to Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis.

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Eileen is one of the most popular Clones that were spread through the SAB Trading Forums and became very well known among Trichocereus – Growers Worldwide!

Eileen was originally distributed by the Member reshroomED and is a TRICHOCEREUS BRIDGESII  with rather short golden spines. Apart from that, it looks like a pretty typical Trichocereus Bridgesii but flowers very rarely for most australian Growers. Nonetheless, Flowers have already been reported and some People managed to actively breed with it. Unfortunately, ED passed away this year and we and the rest of the Trichocereus community will always keep him in our hearts.

Buy seeds or plants of Eileen: The Eileen clone is one of the rarest that are known in the australian Trichocereus community. Please note that though many of those clones are Australian clones, it is my goal to make them more known throughout the rest of the world. Whenever this plant turns up on platforms like Ebay, the prices are insane. I saw one auction going for 100+ dollars and I havent seen one of them ever since. There are very few breeders who actively breed with this plant, though I am not aware of giving some seeds or cuttings away right now. If I was looking for an Eileen Cutting or seeds, my first guess would be to ask at the SAB forum or our Trichocereus Facebook group . Every now and then, there are people who give away really rare cuttings or seeds.

How to recognize Eileen? The biggest help to ID the plant is the weird spination. It has very short spines for a Bridgesii, especially on older specimens. It has double-spination, what makes this clone easy to ID.

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Those pics show the original mother plant during a summer trim.

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And those are some pics that were coming from reshroomED himself. Some of those were shot to point out how variable the spines on this clone actually are. :

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Trichocereus ‘BOGAN’ (Echinopsis)

The Bogan clone has one of the funniest backgrounds of all the clones that are known in the community. It all goes back to the year 2006, when the SAB Member DuG discovered a very cool type of (back then, suspected Trichocereus macrogonus) growing in front of a house and named it Bogan. He initially asked for a cutting (which he was lucky enough to get) and next time he got there, he realized that the large motherplants had been hacked down by the “bogan” homeowners. And not only had they hacked them down, but they also tried to burn them. He immediately asked if he could take them with him and they were more than happy to get rid of them…because…you know, cacti don´t burn so well. Here is DuG´s original picture on SAB just to show you how they were looking back then.

Photos of Trichocereus BOGAN

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Copyright DuG, have a look at the complete Thread on SAB here!

Well yeah, and the plant was passed down from DuG to many other SAB members, of which some of them still grow them today. Copyright Prier.

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So far, I havent seen a flower pic but I will certainly update this page as soon as I get some. The plants usually have a very bright green epidermis and look very much like the Ecuadorian types. On the earlier pics, they looked a lot more like a peruvianus, but this clone shows it´s genetics on the young growth. But for a pachanoi, it can get very long spines and it definitely is a very cool plant!

Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Trichocereus scopulicola

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https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

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Bruce – Trichocereus bridgesii / Echinopsis lageniformis

Echinopsis lageniformis Bruce Trichocereus bridgesii

BRUCE is a beautiful Trichocereus bridgesii aka Echinopsis lageniformis with very broad ribs and a funny spination. Just like many other, it is a Trichocereus hybrid of Australian origin. Because of the broad ribs, this plant tends to have relatively few ribs. Most plants I´ve seen had between 4 and 6 ribs. The mother plant goes back to the SAB member BLACKDRAGON, who had a giant monster of this amazing plant growing in his garden. He also managed to get it to flower and the flower was relatively typical for a Tr.bridgesii.

This clone is suspected to be somewhat related to the Tr. bridgesii clone EILEEN, that was growing in front of reshroomED´s house. Personally, I would not be surprised if both were grown from similar or the same seed lots. But that´s just speculation and I have yet to hear more detailed information on the background. The plant is also known to show a “melting” look from time to time, which indicates that this is (at least partially) mutated somehow. BRUCE comes from South Australia and is also very similar to the clone MBN95/ SUPER BRIDGE, which more or less lost as I do not know of anyone who has that  plant with an intact label.

Photos of Trichocereus BRUCE

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Where to buy cuttings or seeds of BRUCE (Trichocereus bridgesii)?

BRUCE is one of the rarer hybrids from Australia and I know of no breeder that is currently breeding with it. I know of various hybrids involving Bruce and it will take a few more years until we see the results of these Trichocereus bridgesii seeds.

Check out our main plant database pages for Trichocereus pachanoi aka Echinopsis pachanoi here:

And Trichocereus bridgesii here:

Trichocereus scopulicola

Also check out our Trichocereus Facebook group here:

https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus