Trichocereus bridgesii 'Tig' x Trich. peruvianus 'Len' 26cm Cutting
[Unrooted Cutting]

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A hybrid cross of bridgesii TIG and peruvianus LEN. A seed cross from a currently unknown source, grown here at the SAB Nursery.

Tig is a very typical bridgesii, often getting confused with Eileen and Psycho0 due to their strong bridgesii traits. One of the fastest growing Trichocereus clones, Tig is hardy and has a good resistance to disease. This clone often produces 2 classic bridgesii spines on it’s upper part while each areole produces 3-4 spines. It typically features strong V notches, long strong yellow spines with orange tips and a relatively low rib count.

Len is an Australian clone originating from the defunct Arizona Cactus Nursery, Sydney. Named by Torsten, SAB owner, and distributed from our own SAB nursery. It has been widely thought that Len was a seed grown T.peruvianus Icaro DNA however this plant did not exist when Len was named so this is definitely not the case. Len is a gorgeous frosty blue grey cactus with padded areoles and golden brown and black tipped spines. A favourite clone for many and for good reason.

A hybrid is formed when crossing two genetically different species with each other. Most hybrids are manmade however some are natural.

With cross pollination the mother plant is the first name, and the father plant is the second. The mother is the plant whose flower was pollenated, and the fruit ripens on, and the father is the pollen donor. When the crossing plants, in most cases, the resulting offspring comes closer to the mother than to the father. However, there are a lot of exceptions to this and sometimes, the genes of the father are simply more dominant.

Please note pricing is determined by the girth, length and condition of the plant / cutting

Syn: Echinopsis lageniformis; Echinopsis peruviana

Note: Orders containing cuttings may not be shipped the Tuesday following payment received as per usual procedure. This is due to the cactus being cut to order and dry weather is required to ensure rot does not occur.

IMPORTANT: Your cutting needs to be calloused before it is ready for planting. Keep the cutting dry for a week or two until the cut end has formed a callus, you can use a little sulphur on the end to help with drying and to protect it from rot, but it isn't a necessity. Once calloused you can plant your cutting. The process works any time of year, but cactus cuttings potted in late summer to early autumn root the fastest. Fill an adequately sized pot with specialty cactus soil or mix your own from scratch with extra grit added, coarse sand, perlite, scoria, or pumice gives the soil the appropriate drainage and aeration. Plant the calloused cutting in the prepared potting mix and top dress to prevent soil loss. Once potted, keep dry, do not water! Most cactus cuttings root in four to six weeks.
Trichocereus bridgesii 'Tig' x Trich. peruvianus 'Len' 26cm Cutting
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