Trichocereus bridgesii 'Tig' x Trich. peruvianus 'John' 19cm Cutting
[Unrooted Cutting]

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A hybrid cross of bridgesii TIG and peruvianus JOHN originating here at Shaman Australis 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.

John is an Australian clone originating from Dawsons Garden in Bendigo VIC. A cutting was gifted to Rodni Kisar, an Australian breeder, who named the plant after the current owner. John is one of the beautiful peruvianus in our collection with grey-white wool on the areoles, long golden spines that look white with age lining the blue grey glaucous body.

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.

Syn: Echinopsis lageniformis x Ech. 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 'John' 19cm Cutting
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