Trichocereus pach. monstrose x T. pach. 'Huancabamba' 'B' 49cm Cutting
[Unrooted Cutting]

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Plant B.
A reverted pach. cross pollination of pach. monstrose and pach. HUANCABAMBA. A crest creation from Sam Frankel at Sam’s Plants.

SAB Nursery has A and B crested plants of this cross which have provided many reverted columns which we have found to be an attractive, strong and disease resistant pach. Plant B displays smaller areoles and spines than plant A, a very typical pach.

We are listing this cactus as A and B plants so that you could back cross them. Hopefully you will get some mutant seeds.

For many years cacti that displayed traits of mutation were deemed as bad genetics and discarded but not anymore. They are now highly regarded, with collectors giving them more appreciation than even standard cacti, resulting in breeders now trying for variegation and mutation. Some variegates and mutants can be more vulnerable and difficult to grow but most have very similar needs as their normal equivalents.

There are many technical differentiations of what causes mutation or crests, but for most cacti it is unknown and hence mostly guesses. You can increase the chances of a cresting pup by selecting which areole to force a pup from however not all crests will pup crests, not all crests will stay crested and it is possible for a reverted crest to become crested again.

Source: Torsten Wiedemann and Patrick Noll

HUANCABAMBA originates from Huancabamba, a small village in Northern Peru at the Eastern foothills of the Andes, 1930m above sea level.
Huancabamba has held a special place in Peruvian culture for centuries, being a centre of magic, spirituality, and ethnobotanical plant medicine usage. Huancabamba is known all over Peru and beyond for its powerful healer (curanderos) and witches (brujos).

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 pollinated, 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

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 pach. monstrose x T. pach. 'Huancabamba' 'B' 49cm Cutting
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