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Rosei 2 (Trichocereus peruvianus)
The Trichocereus peruvianus clones Rosei 1 & Rosei 2 are among the most interesting Trichocereus cultivars out there. Both are very glaucous with a dark blue skin. They have yellow or dark brown spines that often have black tips. The old spine growth looks very gray and the areoles are covered with very fine, white wool. It´s not sure where those types come from but most of the ones that are available in the community go back to the well-known cactus collector Mr. Fields, who is known for his amazing collection of cacti. There are many great plants coming from this source and I wouldn´t be surprised if the Trichocereus Rosei 2 originally came from him too. Prier donated some pics of the original mother plant at Fields and I am extremely glad we have them on the site.
“Rosei 2” is certainly not a real species name and belongs into the context of Trichocereus peruvianus. It is very similar to the dark blue Trichocereus peruvianus plants coming from Matucana and it´s possible that it was originally collected there. Either as seeds or as a live cutting. The spine color can be very variable and this clone is known to produce massive spines, which can be seen on some of the photos.
Where to buy seeds or cuttings of Trichocereus “Rosei 2”?
There are a couple of growers who actively breed with it. One of them is the breeder that runs Trichocereus.com.au. If you are looking for some Rosei 2 cuttings or seed or want to sell some, you can make a posting in our Trichocereus Facebook group: http://facebook.com/groups/trichocereus