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LISKES FEUERZAUBER (Wörlitz x Cantora Gelb) by Reinhard Liske

This one is an absolute favorite of mine, and I was lucky enough to finally have one flowering here. When I got into cactus breeding I didn´t really have a lot of famous clones, simply because I wanted to avoid asking for favors. So I actually bought this one for like 50-100 bucks at some point, and it took forever to get it to flowering size. I know I could have gotten one for free, but everything you get for free comes with baggage. So yeah, Liskes Feuerzauber finally flowering for me. This video was recorded in the 2020 season and it has since flowered very often again. The name of the hybrid in the video is LISKES FEUERZAUBER and it grew from a WÖRLITZ x CANTORA GELB cross, breeder Reinhard Liske.

Photos of Trichocereus LISKES FEUERZAUBER


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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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Echinopsis “Goldrosé” KE.33.1992.4=Herz Dame x Tricho Kaiser

Echinopsis hybrid Goldrosé (with the french accent) is a Hartmut Kellner hybrid and one of the VERY FEW Echinopsis hybrids that I personally own. Echinopsis flowers can be great, but very often they are not and I really can´t keep hundreds of Echinopsis to get the really good ones. Overall, I probably have a couple hundred Echinopsis and Goldrosé is one of them. I love the flower and it´s also very good at passing down awesome flowers to the next generation. The parents are KE.33.1992.4=Herz Dame x Tricho Kaiser. The flower diameter is roughly 14 cm.

Photos of Echinopsis GOLDROSE

Video of Echinopsis Goldrose

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APRICOT GLOW (Echinopsis / Trichocereus)

APRICOT GLOW is a classic Trichocereus hybrid by Mark Dimmitt. It’s famous for the incredibly glowing flowers, which are among the best flower hybrids ever created. I am not sure about the parents of this one, but it’s definitely a fantastic hybrid.

Photos of Trichocereus APRICOT GLOW

Video of Trichocereus APRICOT GLOW

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Theleflora (Echinopsis thelegona x Echinopsis eyriesii v.grandiflora)

I am trying to post a cactus of the day in the future, and this one here is the Robert Gräser hybrid THELEFLORA. It´s an older hybrid and already counts as a real classic. The parents are Echinopsis thelegona / Trichocereus thelegonus x Echinopsis eyriesii v.grandiflora (not to be confused with Trichocereus grandiflorus). The body follows Trichocereus thelegonus, but is a bit thicker with segmented areoles. The flowers are pink to purple with longer flower tubes like you see it on the Echinopsis. Very nice mix between two completely different plants.



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Echinopsis thelegonoides / Trichocereus thelegonoides

Echinopsis thelegonoides is a rare columnar cactus from Argentina. It is NOT THE SAME SPECIES as Trichocereus thelegonus. However, these two species might very well be related, and it´s even likely since they have such a similar rib structure and equally large flowers. The flowers are very beautiful, white and can be used for hybrid breeding.

Photos of Echinopsis thelegonoides / Trichocereus thelegonoides

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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.



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AW 18/2000 Pseudolobivia / Echinopsis Hybrid

This one is a fantastic Pseudolobivia (now treated as Echinopsis) hybrid by Andreas Wessner called 18a/2000. The flowers have these nice pink stripes in center of the petals. Very nice and also a great parent in hybrid crosses.

Since Andreas Wessner does often not publish the parents of his crosses, I do not know which parents are involved here. Very clearly, one of them must be an Echinopsis obrepanda like hybrid and that one came very strongly in the body. It’s a classic Pseudolobivia like body (now included in Echinopsis and this one would probably count as Echinopsis obrepanda hybrid, simply based on the body). I also have offspring of it that ended up being world class, so this is a really good hybrid.

Photos of 18a/2000 Pseudolobivia / Echinopsis

Video of AW 18a/2000 Pseudolobivia / Echinopsis

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So this Echinopsis hybrid is a total classic. The breeder is Axel Neumann, and the parents are PAPAGENO x Frühlingssonne. The complete cross number is AN.2006.32.MXL.1. The flowers are very unusual and have a diameter of roughly 12 cm, yellow. In the video I mentioned that the mother is PAPAGENA, but it´s obviously PAPAGENO. 😉

Photo Gallery of ECHINOPSIS hybrid PAPAGENA

Video of Echinopsis Hybrid PAPAGENA aka GELBER PAPAGENO AN.2006.32.MXL.1

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Lobivia densispina Hybrid / Echinopsis densispina

Here´s another video from my 2020, while I was really sick and trying to get myself together to pollinate all the flowers that opened up simultaneously. It was just too much to do for one person, and I was feeling terrible too. The good thing is I still pulled through and filmed some really nice stuff. This one here is a Lobivia densispina hybrid.

Lobivia densispina hybrid Video

Some of the sisters of this hybrid

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Cactus Multihybrid (Goldrose x Duett x Dagati) KA.2010.255.05

Goldrose x Duett x Dagati KA.2010.255.05

This one is a fabulous intergeneric multihybrid involving THREE different genera. And the flower is great too, with the yellow throat and the white petals. KA.2010.255.5 (Goldrose x Duett) x Dagati.

Hybrids with such a yellow throat are really sought after and I was really happy to get it from the breeder Uwe Kahle. It’s one of his hybrids between Echinopsis hybrid (GOLDROSE x Lobivia multihybrid DUETT) x Dagati.

Photos KA.2010.255.5 (Goldrose x Duett) x Dagati

Goldrose x Duett  x Dagati KA.2010.255.05
Goldrose x Duett  x Dagati KA.2010.255.05

Video: (Goldrose x Duett) x Dagati KA.2010.255.05

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SUPER APRICOT (Apricot x SUPER GELB) by Anton Maas

So this one is an oldschool classic hybrid by Anton Maas called SUPER APRICOT. Known and famous for the ragged flowers and the glowing nice flower color. It´s from a cross between an Echinopsis hybrid called APRICOT and Gräsers SUPER GELB Genetically, a total mess, but with the right parents it can still produce some decent offspring. Very often, the offspring doesn´t carry the ragged flower mutation, but sometimes it does.

Trichocereus SUPER GELB Photos

Trichocereus SUPER APRICOT Video

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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

BS.1558.1 Trichocereus
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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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Lobivia densispina ‘STERN VON HEMSBACH’

STERN VON HEMSBACH is a fantastic Lobivia densispina hybrid with bizarre looking freak-flowers. The flower mutation looks very much unlike the flowers of Lobivia densispina usually look like and I´ve been using it in a few crosses this season.