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Nitrogen: TPC (Trichocereus peruvianus Cristata / Crest)
This is another plant that was grown by our friend Nitrogen, who used this plant to produce quite a few hybrids. The seeds that he harvested from this plant were given away to friends and other growers and I can´t wait to see more of them in the near future. This plant was so mutated that it even produced mutated flowers. It´s rare that mutated cacti are able to produce flowers. And not only did this one flower, but also in the most spectacular way.
As you can see on the pics, the plant can grow crested and monstrose at the same time. In 2012, Nitrogen used a pollen mix of Tom Juuls Giant, SS02 and a SS02 hybrid with Trichocereus pachanoi to pollinate this plant.
Where to get cuttings or seeds of a TPC?
There are many different types of TPM. It only means “Trichocereus peruvianus cristata”. But there only are very few cuttings and/or seeds grown from this plant around on the market. Nitrogen gave all of the seeds aways for free, which is why he feels disgusted by the fact that some people put plants grown from his gifted seed on eBay. If you own one of them, take cuttings and give them away. Because that´s what Nitros 2012 giveaway was all about. Sharing the genetics of this awesome plant!