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Trichocereus grandigonus x T.vatteri Orange CHR.1

Trichocereus hybrid comes from the German breeder Rainer Heise. Trichocereus grandigonus is a hybrid between Trichocereus grandiflora eyriesii and Trichocereus thelegonus. The father is a Trichocereus vatteri with a beautiful orange flower. It has a slender body very similar to other Thelegonus hybrids like Trichocereus imperialis. The spines are very short, more like the spines on Echinopsis eyriesii v.grandiflora. Please note that this is NOT the same plant as Trichocereus grandiflorus.

Video: Trichocereus grandigonus x T.vatteri Orange CHR.1 – Cactus Jerk S1E506

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Fixing a crooked Plant – Gräsers Erfolg x SB

My Gräsers Erfolg x SB has become so gigantic it leans on one side. I tried leaning it against something to counter balance and this is what worked the best. Almost ripped down the flower but had to do it because I want it to grow into the other direction now. Sunlight comes from the left.

Trichocereus grandigonus x Trichocereus vatteri Orange.CHR1

Trichocereus Hybrid GRANDIGONUS (Trichocereus thelegonus x Echinopsis eyriesii v.grandiflora) x Trichocereus vatteri Orange. There are numerous clones from this Heise cross, and the flower color varies substantially. This one is clone CHR.1 and it was the one that I personally liked the most.

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Trichocereus Hybrid x Hildewintera EOS / AURORA Cactus Jerk S1E414

Trichocereus Hybrid x Hildewintera EOS / AURORA Cactus Jerk S1E414

In this video I am crossing a great Uwe Kahle hybrid with the classic Hildewintera hybrid EOS, also known as AURORA. It´s a real gem and I personally enjoy breeding with it. The flowers have a very unique color and it´s just one of those classics that have character. Intergeneric crosses like this one have potential because you could get a Trichocereus body with a Hildewintera flower. It is rare, but it can certainly happen and that´s the goal here. I would´ve loved to bring both these hybrids into the sun and take the video there, but the flowers of EOS are just so fragile that I didn´t want to risk breaking them off.

Trichocereus Hybrid x Hildewintera EOS / AURORA Cactus Jerk S1E414  2
Trichocereus Hybrid x Hildewintera EOS / AURORA Cactus Jerk S1E414  3

Trichocereus Hybrid x Hildewintera EOS / AURORA Flower Video

Hildewintera Hybrid EOS / AURORA Flower Photo

Hildewintera Eos Aurora Cactus Seeds flower 3

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Trichocereus Lupita Aplantis MT06

The Trichocereus clone Lupita was collected in Huaraz, Peru! The collection took place in 2013 and was assigned with the collection code MT06. The plant grew in front of a store whose owner´s name was Lupita. She gifted this beautiful Trichocereus clone to the person who imported it into the EU, from where it made the rounds to other growers all around the world. It is a really nice and interesting  strain from Peru.

Lupita Trichocereus pachanoi
Trichocereus pachanoi Lupita
Lupita San pedro Trichocereus

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone A”

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone A”

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa “Clone A” 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 “Clone A” is sometimes called Molten Wax Pachanoi or Melted Wax Pachanoi too. It forms thick fans of cristate growth and occasionally reverts to normal growth or monstrose colums that look very much like molten wax. It is said that no two plants are the same and it can be greatly variable.

Both Clone A and Clone B are extremely similar and I have doubts both are actually two different strains, and not just different manifestations of the same clone.

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa "Clone A"

Trichocereus pachanoi monstrosa "Clone A"

Gnosis Garden Clone (Trichocereus cuzcoensis) Update

Gnosis Garden Clone (Trichocereus cuzcoensis)

Floyd from Magical Botanicals grew this from seed imported from Gnostic Garden. He brought about 24 of these seedlings to one of the early Australian conferences [Ethnobotanica 1 or 2 in 2001/2002] and sold them there. SAB bought a few and conference participants snapped up the rest. As well as these 24 plants, he also supplied an unknown number to a shop called Medicine Garden. All of these plants were sold as ‘Gnosis’ – a name either Floyd or Torsten from SAB decided on at the conference. That means that technically, Gnosis is a strain or regional form of T. cuzcoensis, not a clone. Though there are many similarities to the importer GNOSTIC GARDEN, the name is indeed „Gnosis Garden Clone”, not “Gnostic Garden Clone” or “Gnosis”. SAB sold all of their propagating stock at one stage, so they had to go back to their single display plant for prop material. Therefore, for the last 10 years or more all gnosis originating from SAB is indeed a clone from a single plant.
GNOSTIC GARDEN delivered Gnosis to a large number of smaller shops, who imported it into Australia in the late 90s or 2000s. The Gnosis Garden Clone (though not originally a clone, but later on) became of the most common clones in Australia at that time. It is very likely that this strain probably originated from Knize, who is (BY FAR) the biggest source for different types from the Tr. cuzcoensis group  and it´s very likely that Gnostic Garden got their stock from Knize; either directly or indirectly through the hands of another retailer or wholesaler. The wide distribution makes this clone one of the most common strains in Australia. It has massive long spines with rounded spine bases and a typical Cuzcoensis appearance. Due to the fact that Knize has offered all kinds of types from the Cuzcoensis group over the past 50 years, it´s probably not possible to pin this clone down to a certain KK number.

The GNOSIS GARDEN CLONE (GNOSTIC GARDEN) was also sold by the SAB nursery and can be bought from them.

Gnosis Trichocereus Mutant



Photo: Conv3rge (Plant from the SAB store)

Gnosis Garden Clone



‘Lumberjack’ Trichocereus bridgesii Echinopsis lageniformis

Trichocereus bridgesii LUMBERJACK or LUMBERJACKUS is a rare and sought after Trichocereus that was found in a Lumberjack store in Sacramento by Joe Lev. Its actually an Echinopsis lageniformis with very distinct traits. It has a very typical double-pair spination and a fat body. This clone is known to flower abundantly and it is currently used by US breeder Misplant and Nitrogen.

It is believed to be a hybrid between Echinopsis lageniformis and another species, but it could also be a strange botanical form of Echinopsis lageniformis. For example, the populations from Isla del Sol look very similar.

This clone is really rare and Misplant is one of the few breeders that use it in their crosses. He makes multiple crosses per year with it.


Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis Trichocereus bridgesii
Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis Trichocereus bridgesii
Trichocereus Nitrogen 2
Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis Trichocereus bridgesii  4
Trichocereus  Echinopsis lageniformis Nitrogen 3

Those pics are from Misplant´s mother plants. Copyright: Misplant.net

Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis bridgesii Misplant
Trichocereus Misplant
Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis bridgesii Misplant 2
Trichocereus  Misplant 2
Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis bridgesii Misplant 4
Trichocereus Echinopsis Misplant 4
Trichocereus Lumberjack Echinopsis lageniformis bridgesii Misplant 7

You can find the general Database entry for Trichocereus bridgesii here: https://trichocereus.net/trichocereus-bridgesii-echinopsis-lageniformis/

ICARO DNA Trichocereus peruvianus (Echinopsis peruviana)

ICARO DNA is a strain of Trichocereus macrogonus/peruvianus from Peru. They are collected by the reputable vendor Julio from the Icaro DNA shop, who has been active for many years now.

Their strain is an extremely blue and spiny Peruvianus strain that comes from the Matucana region on Peru. Everyone who ever grew some of them knows that they are THE epitome of a non-cuzco Peruvianus.
The shop owner Julio & his ICARO DNA shop have been around forever and just earned a reputation for their consistently great quality.

The ICARO seeds were picked up by many shops and ended up being one of the more common strains around Australia and other parts of the world. Those plants are not clones, but grown from Matucana seeds which are genetically diverse.

Here are some pics for your viewing pleasure! The Photos were donated by Trichocereus.com.au, SAB member Getafix, Blowng,Naja Naja & Sebastian Preiss! If you want to see some more photos of Icaro DNA, check out our Trichocereus Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

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ICARO DNA Sebastian Preiss
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Also check out the general description page of this species here:


HB01 (Trichocereus puquiensis)

Trichocereus HB01 is a clone that originally comes from the Australian Shop HERBALISTICS. The plant was sourced from a garden in the Australian city Gatton in Queensland. The clone is usually short spined, but can get more spiny at a larger size.

It looks like a Trichocereus peruvianus with an very high rib count, or one of Friedrich Ritter´s Trichocereus puquiensis. It is very similar to Ritter´s old description. It tends to have a higher number of ribs than standard T.pachanoi or T.peruvianus. Tr. puquiensis was described with having 8 – 10 ribs and the pics that I got from the SAB member LHB2444 definitely fit the description. But yeah, not sure since this clone has very little background info attached to it. I´ve seen some cuttings of this clone develop some kind of skin discoloration and it´s possible there´s either a genetic or pathological reason for this. We´ll stay on the case to find out more.

Photos of Herbalistic´s Trichocereus HB01

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The photos below (Zed240) show a plant that was labeled HB01 but looks a little bit different and has substantially longer spines as the one in the first two pics. That being said, there is a great variability within all the Trichocereus species, so I would not be surprised if that difference in spine length is caused by environmental factors. There also are 5 – 6 ribbed plants from Puquio and this second plant might be one of them. But no matter if the HB01 clone is actually a Trichocereus puquiensis or a Trichocereus peruvianus, it definitely as an amazing plant that will look awesome in your collection. You can find the description and photos of Tr. puquiensis here!

Trichocereus Peruvianus_HB01 Zed__006

Photos: Zed240

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Trichocereus bridgesii cv. Melty Crest

Trichocereus bridgesii cv. Melty Crest

The Melty Crest Bridgesii (sic) is a clone that goes around since a couple of years and most likely originated from some of the european professional Growers who sow out insane numbers of seed to get a very high number of mutants.

Clones of this one were sold for over 100 Euros, though i also saw some that did not sell for 10-20 Euros, which shows that it sometimes isn´t worth starting a bidding war over a small propagated clone on Ebay.  There are some clones that never come back if you miss the opportunity, but this is not one of them. It´s rare, but it´s out there!

This clone should neither be confused with the Trichocereus Bridgesii Monstrose Type A & Type B nor the Trichocereus bridgesii “Melted Wax”. The latter is a candle-like monstrose that´s available from the American nursery Sacred Succulents!

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Nitrogen: N1 (Trichocereus bridgesii)

Nitrogen: N1 (Trichocereus bridgesii)

The N1 clone comes from our friend Nitrogen. The pics were all provided by Nitrogen and he used this plant in numerous cross. It is a Trichocereus bridgesii with a massive spination and beautiful golden/orange spines.

The plants I saw have 6 ribs and 3 – 5 long and sharp spines that you really don´t want to get too close to. I am still trying to get flower pics of the N1 and I´ll update this post as soon as I am able to get some. This clone has a much more massive appearance than many other plants with Tr. bridgesii genetics.

In 2012, Nitrogen used the N1 in the following crosses:

TPM x N1

Psycho0 x N1


N1 3

N1 2

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N1 4


LC002 – Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

LC002 – Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

This plant is named after a member of the NOOK or SHOOMERY forum called Liberty Caps, who spread seeds involving LC001 and LC002 many years ago. All the plants grown from those crosses are NOT clones, but hybrids between Tr. pachanoi x Tr. bridgesii (LC001) and Trichocereus bridgesii x Tr. pachanoi (LC002).

Please note that this was quite a while ago and I assume it must have been around 2007 or 2008 when Liberty Caps gave away his seeds.
Though the LC002 mother plant looks highly unusual, it´s most likely a Tr. bridgesii! But I didn´t find so many pics myself; so please contact me if you happen to have pics of any of those hybrids.

I received some seeds back in 2008 or 2009, but was not able to get them to germinate because it´s been a while since they were traded around. On the internet, there only is very little information to be found about LC001 and LC002 and almost any source I found just talks about germinated some of this LC001 Trichocereus pachanoi x Trichocereus bridgesii and LC002 Trichocereus bridgesii x Tr. pachanoi seed.

This plant was grown by a SAB member in Australia and it´s very possible that offspring from the same cross looks a little bit different. So technically, this is not a clone but one of the plants that grew from the seed labeled LC002.

LC002 Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)

LC002 - Trichocereus bridgesii (Echinopsis lageniformis)


Trichocereus ‘J2’ (Echinopsis) Cactus Country

Trichocereus ‘J2’ (Echinopsis) Cactus Country

J2 is a hybrid from Cactus Country.

Just like the other J-hybrids, this clone comes from Cactus Country in Strathmerton, Australia. They were named after the owner Jim, who built an amazing collection filled with beautiful Trichos.

Most people call this an Echinopsis pachanoi, but I do not agree. The distance between the areoles and the flower indicate a Trichocereus bridgesii hybrid. If not as the mother, then as the father.The clone clone was propagated and distributed by SAB forum member PD, who still uses the J hybrids for hybrid cultivation. All of them, including the J2 are hybrids.

J1 = Trichocereus peruvianus / pachanoi hybrid. Apart from the long spines, it looks like a Tr. pachanoi.

J2 = Trichocereus bridgesii hybrid or hybrid between Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus bridgesii.

J3 = Trichocereus peruvianus

JB = Trichocereus bridgesii

If you want to see more photos of the J hybrids and clones, you can check out our Trichocereus Facebook group: https://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus

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Trichocereus J2 Cactus Country Strathmerton Rod

J2 in Cactus Country – Photo: Rodni Kisar

ICARO DNA (Trichocereus peruvianus)

ICARO DNA (Trichocereus peruvianus)

The ICARO DNA is not actually a clone but a seller who is very well know for it´s high quality Trichocereus seeds. The plants grow into amazingly dark to blue-green colored columns with strong spines. Sometimes, those spines are also dark brown colored and are among the most beautiful Trichocereus types I know. Personally, it´s definitely one of my all-time favorite cacti, simply based on the impressing look.

ICARO DNA sold a lot of seeds of this type in the past, which is why there is a large genetic variety available on the market. There also are certain clones that most likely were sourced from ICARO, such as the SHARXX BLUE or MAYBE the Rosei 2.
Apart from seedgrown material, there also is a relatively common clone that´s been traded around by people of the Trichocereus community, but the larger number of seedgrown plants make a differentiation hard.

I do have quite a few pics of this interesting type and I´ll post further updates about it as soon as I get more pics. Those been around for at least ten years now.

T. peruvianus 'Icaro'

Photo: Trichocereus.com.au

These picture were donated by Prier. Thank you very much!



Plants that look like this were oftenly labeled as Trichocereus macrogonus and chances are that you bought some of these labeled as such. Their cold hardiness and soil requirements are pretty much identical to the ones from other Tr. peruvianus.


Pic: Courtesy of Trichocereus.com.au


The ones in these pics were grown in Australia, where this type is a bit more common than in Europe. If you are looking for one, just send me a message at EG[ät]trichocereus.net or you could try making a post in our Trichocereus Facebook group where it shows up every now and then as well.