Trichocereus huanacoensis x Trich. bridgesii 20cm Cutting
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A hybrid cross pollination of a huanacoensis and a bridgesii. A seed cross from a currently unknown source.

According to Patrick Noll, T. huanucoensis goes back to a nursery owner called Harry Johnson senior, who brought this plant into the USA in the 1950s. T. huanucoensis is not an official species, its name refers to the city where it probably came from. Its place of origin is Huanuco, a beautiful town directly beside Chavin de Huantar and the plants that can be found there are Trichocereus santaensis and intermediate forms between T. santaensis and T. pach. The strong spines on the T. huanucoensis, which do not have swollen spine bases, underline the connection to T. santaensis and it has very broad ribs, much broader than the standard pach. Huanucoensis is a massive Tricho, both in height & circumference, with very unique & distinct flower buds. Mature stems pup freely at the base.

Bridgesii's, also known as the Bolivian Torch Cactus, are a fast-growing columnar cactus from the high deserts of Bolivia. Typical bridgesii traits are a greenish to bluish colour with four to eight ribs. It can grow 2–5m tall with stems of up to 15–20cm in diameter. Spines can range in coloration from honey-coloured to brown, and are located on the nodes in groups of up to four. These spines can grow up to 6–7 cm in length and in fully grown plants are spaced evenly on the ribs, 2.5 to 3 cm apart.

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 huanacoensis x E. lageniformis

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.

We strongly recommended to select Express Post shipping for all plant orders to minimise the transit time.
 
Trichocereus huanacoensis x Trich. bridgesii 20cm Cutting
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