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Echinopsis STERNSCHNUPPE GEZACKT

I love freaky Echinopsis and Trichocereus flowers. Ragged, Ruffled, Mutant, you name it. This one here is a ragged Echinopsis hybrid called STERNSCHNUPPE GEZACKT and I love using it as father in my crosses. It´s a bit genetically messed up, so it´s hard to get seeds from it as mother. Not impossible, but very difficult. I had to graft a stigma from another plant to get some seeds. Talking about having to go the extra mile.

I think the breeder of this gorgeous plant is Thomas Stöfer.

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Trichocereus Sternschnuppe gezackt a
Trichocereus Sternschnuppe gezackt

ECHINOPSIS STERNSCHNUPPE GEZACKT Video

Takoradi x Flying Saucer Trichocereus Cactus Jerk S1E421

This hybrid comes from an Uwe Kahle cross from 2012. The breeder´s code is KA.2012.61.09 and the parents are Takoradi x Flying Saucer. Both are excellent parents and most seedlings from this cross that I have seen looked great. Definitely a gorgeous hybrid and I´ve been making lots of crosses with this particular plant.

Takoradi x Flying Saucer Video

Takoradi x Flying Saucer Photos

Trichocereus Takoradi x Flying Saucer
Trichocereus Takoradi x Flying Saucer

Lobivia Hybrid BLAZE aka BLAZA

Lobivia hybrid BLAZE is probably one of the most popular and best Lobivia hybrids out there. The parents of BLAZE are unknown, but I personally think that it is involving a Lobivia winteriana. The flowers are relatively small but absolutely beautiful. BLAZE is also called BLAZA, but I think that´s probably due to a typo.

Lobivia BLAZE Photos

Lobivia BLAZE aka Blaza Flowers
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Lobivia BLAZE aka Blaza Flowers 3
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Lobivia BLAZE Videos

Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis 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. Trichocereus 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.

Trichocereus arboricola is a fairly new species and was described in 1997. Because of that, it’s not included in many old cactus books.

Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

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Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

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Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

Trichocereus arboricola (Echinopsis arboricola)

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Trichocereus arboricola Video

Trichocereus arboricola has a lot of potential for hybrid breeding. The flowers are very beautiful and look similar to the flowers of Trichocereus thelegonus. Trichocereus arboricola is a rare Bolivian Trichocereus species that isn´t widely available, but in the last years it has gotten a lot more available. I crossed Trichocereus arboricola with Trichocereus shaferi, and there are various top notch crosses available from Misplant and other breeders.

Lobivia Hybrid ANEMONE by Wessner – Flower Video

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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Trichocereus FLYING SAUCER x Dione – Cactus Flower Video

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.

If you like the stuff we do, you can buy seeds from this particular cross through our website at Trichocereus.net/shop or help us to keep the doors open by supporting us through Patreon: https://patreon.com/trichocereus.

Fugu x (Abendrot x Yellow California) Cactus Flower Video

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.

If you like the stuff we do, you can buy seeds through our website at Trichocereus.net/shop or help us to keep the doors open by supporting us through Patreon: https://patreon.com/trichocereus.

Trichocereus arboricola – Cactus Flower Video

The Trichocereus arboricola I own went crazy this year and put on an amazing cactus flower show! Multiple flowers opened at the same time and it was such a beautiful sight. This flower is one of my favorites!

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Cactus Jerk S1E200 Part 2 BAD BAD Storm in the Cactus Garden

After the gorgeous Cactus Flower Parade in CACTUS JERK Episode 200, we were hit by a massive storm with thunder, lightning and floods.

This is the video when I came out into the greenhouse in the morning and found the mess that it had created. Needless to say, my beautiful Trichocereus arboricola wasn´t as beautiful anymore. LOL.

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S1 E130 Patrick Injures Himself on a Cactus Spine

As a cactus breeder, it is normal for me to injure myself on cactus spines every now and then. However, in this case I accidentally hit on a cactus with full force and it hurt like crazy.
I´m really not a sissy when it’s about pain, but I can still feel this one months after it happened.  

S1 E97 Cactus Fertilization Sunday

Today is the day that I´m fertilizing the whole collection. With a collection this size, it always means a lot of work that can take up to a few hours. I normally fertilize with smaller cans because I like to add lots of additional extracts and it just takes its time to mix everything. After a long day of fertilizing I´m always pretty tired, but the plants repay it with lots of flowers every year.