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 Flower Video
This plant is a sister of the Lobivia densispina hybrid MOONPIE and it´s wonderfully beautiful. All of the sisters from this cross have remarkable flowers that deserve to be shown. I am propagating all of the hybrids from this batch and I am also making numerous crosses with it every year.
The Hildewintera hybrid MONTEZUMA comes from breeder Klaus Rippe. It has a lovely flower with a diameter of roughly 8 cm. I enjoy breeding with it in crosses and I noted a similarity to another HWH hybrid called ANDENKEN AN FRIEDRICH RITTER. The body is a classic Hildewintera or Cleistocactus body and at a certain size it starts leaning over and grow prostrate. Personally, I love Hildewintera flowers, but I try to get a more stable and columnar body in my crosses. The goal is to get a Hildewintera flower on a Trichocereus body.
Hildewintera Hybrid MONTEZUMA Flower Videos
Here is another video of Hildewintera Hybrid MONTEZUMA. I already took another flower video of this one like a week ago, but this one turned out a lot nice in regards to the look of the flower. There are days when everything works perfectly and the flowers open smoothly, and that´s what happened here. Hildewintera / HWH hybrid MONTEZUMA is still pretty rare and I think mine originally came from Kakteen Vers. I tried finding out more info about the parents but nothing was available. In my opinion it is a hybrid with ANDENKEN AN FRIEDRICH RITTER though. It is difficult to keep these two apart. Hildewintera is now included in the genus Cleistocactus.
Hildewintera / Akersia Hybrid OTTO SCHULTZ is a popular intergeneric hybrid that produces beautiful little flowers that look a bit similar to Cleistocactus flowers. They are roughly 9 cm in diameter and have a nice purple color. I personally love this hybrid and made various crosses with it. In regards to the potential I am not sure how it´ll do when paired with other parents, but I see a lot of potential for crosses with Trichocereus. The parents of Otto Schultz are (Hildewintera aureispina x Akersia roseiflora) x Echinopsis eyriesii v. grandiflora.
In this video I captured Fertilizer Burns aka Chemical Burns that I caused around mid June. There were a few plants that I really wanted to get to flower during the current season, so I gave them a stronger dose than I probably should have given. I personally don´t really care about this kind of stuff unless it´s a very beloved plant. Fertilizing is just necessary and every plant has its own tolerance. The fertilizers that I use on my Trichocereus only cause relatively mild burns, compared to some of the cheaper fertilizers that´s available on the market. There are certain brands of fertilizer that can completely kill your plants via these fertilizer burns if the concentration is just a little bit too strong, so it’s really important you get a quality fertilizer. You can get similar chemical burns from Neem Oil. It´s not really the same as fertilizer burns, but the overall process is similar and the result is often even worse.
This hybrid grew from an intergeneric cross involving Trichocereus and Lobivia. The breeder of this gem is Uwe Kahle and the parents are (Tema x (Trichocereus purpureopilosus x Lobivia hybrid DESSAU)) x Chimu/frankii/Gräsers Schönste / Legon). The breeder´s code number is KA.2013.0185 and I really like this one´s flower. I got it through eBay, where nobody really cared about it than me. Definitely a lovely hybrid.
This is a remarkable hybrid grown from a cross by Kakteen Vers. The breeder´s code for this cross is VR.2008.25.2 and the parents are Lobivia zecheri x Trichocereus candicans (natural hybrid, probably collected by Andreas Wessner). The natural Candicans hybrid that was used as father has a colored flower is a natural hybrid. These hybrids are really rare and particularly beautiful. To sum it up, it´s a really fantastic intergeneric hybrid between Lobivia and Trichocereus.
Trichocereus hybrid ‘Yellow California’. Legendary classic and a sister plant from the California hybrids such as Flying Saucer, Orange California etc. Great classic that keeps pumping out amazing offspring. This is the clone that came from Axel Neumann.
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.
Below you can see some Flower Videos of Trichocereus Flying Saucer
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Trichocereus arboricola, Current name: Echinopsis arboricola(Kimnach) Mottram
Origin: Bolivia, Argentina, Type locality: Tarija in Bolivia, 600-1000 meters altitude
Trichocereus arboricola is more of an Epiphyte instead of a normal Trichocereus and is often grown like a hanging basket cactus. It often starts off as a columnar cactus, but goes prostrate as soon as it reaches a certain size. You can grow it in a hanging basket or like a columnar Trichocereus.
It’s a very tender cactus with a shiny, bright green color and very thin, needle-like spines. It can reach a total size of more than a meter and up to 5 centimeters in diameter. It usually has 10+ ribs and has very small, very subtle bumps over the areoles, which are slightly felted. The areoles are up to 5 mm apart from each other. It develops aerial roots and has very fine hair on the areoles. Echinopsis arboricola has between 10-16 spines, which are very thin and similar to the spines on some Cleistocactus species.
Trichocereus arboricola is a night flowering species and has a very beautiful flower, which is very large for its size and white in color. It has a very delicate and noble flower.
Echinopsis arboricola is a fairly new species and was described in 1997. Because of that, it’s not included in many old cactus books.
Mini Flower Parade! This is the Lobivia hybrid LEWITZSONNE, which is a hybrid that came from a German cactus nursery and was selected and distributed by the German breeder SAP. Full flower pollination video coming up soon!
My large Lobivia Anemone mother plant pushed out lots of flowers in the 2019 season and this gorgeous flush came out early in the season. Lots of gorgeous cactus flowers with a black throat. Was able to pollinate various of them with stuff like Lobivia winteriana and cannot wait to see what comes from the seeds.
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The species trichocereus tarijensis, also known as Echinopsis tarijensis or Trichocereus poco, is a columnar cactus. Today it is separated through various subspecies that all count as part of Trichoereus tarijensis.
In addition the species Trichocereus poco / Echinopsis poco is seen as part of Trichocereus tarijensis as well.
Trichocereus tarijensis is a massive and spiny Trichocereus species. Its many forms make it difficult to clearly separate some regional forms, which is why the whole complex should rather be seen as a group of very similar regional forms that ll belong to the same species. It is partially synonymous with trichocereus totorensis, Trichocereus bertramianus and Trichocereus poco.
The type locality is Tarija in Bolivia and it grows throughout southwest and south Bolivia, parts of Argentina and the Andes.
Typically, Trichocereus tarijensis has 15-25 ribs, can get up to 40 centimeters in diameter with spines that can get 1-10 centimeters long. Spines yellowish in color. 1-5 Middle thorns and up to 45 radial thorns. The spines are usually long and are pointing downwards, what gives Trichocereus tarijensis a great protection against anything trying to eat it. The diameter can reach a stunning 40-50 centimeters. Young specimens are very similar to Trichocereus pasacana, but are a lot more spiny, especially later on.
Red to pink to milky white and over 10 centimeters in lenght. Green fruits, up to 5 centimeters in lenght. 3 centimeters in diameter. There is great variation within the look of the flowers and while some can be more rose-colored, some others look more reddish.
And also the rest of the plant can be greatly variable, which is the reason that this species caused a lot of confusion due to numerous descriptions of plants that somehow seem to belong into the same complex. A lot of the species inside Backeberg´s genus “Helianthocereus” belong into the Tarijensis group, that now consists of a handful of subspecies, instead of varieties. That is a fine but very important difference and I tend to agree that this is exactly the right way to classify this group of impressive giants that can be found all over the Andes.
Photos of Trichocereus tarijensis
Trichocereus poco, which is probably synonymous with Tr. tarijensis
Trichocereus Poco, which is probably synonymous with Trichocereus Tarijensis
This is a herbarium specimen, Copyright: Ben Kamm, Sacredsucculents.com
Jujuy- by Marian ocecowski QuebradaDeHumahuaca
by Evasaco Jardin_Botanico_de_Altura-Tilcara-Jujuy
Young specimen of Trichocereus poco, also known as Trichocereus tarijensis v. poco. You can perfectly see the similarity to Trichocereus Pasacana and Terscheckii. The plant is a lot more spiny though and that´s exactly how you can differentiate it.
This plant was labeled Trichocereus Herzogianus ssp. Totorensis. It is also the same plant called Trichocereus Totorensis, Helianthocereus Totorensis or the new name Trichocereus Tarijensis ssp. Totorensis.
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Various things are happening in this video. I can´t read my own writing, which happens way more often than I would like to admit. Also, I am pollinating this gorgeous Trichocereus hybrid that was grown from a cross between Flying Saucer x Dione. I am pollinating the flower and collect pollen for pollination of other cacti.
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This gorgeous hybrid by Uwe Kahle was grown from the cross KA.2007.0040 and the parents are Fugu x (Abendrot x Yellow California). The flower has a very unique shape and it´s just a very funky plant. I mostly bought this because of how much my wife loved it and I´ve been using it in various crosses this year.
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