(Trichocereus ‘Super Pedro’ x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Psycho0 #4’) x Trichocereus ‘J2’ | 25 seeds
This is another one of our EU exclusive, three-way cactus hybrids! Rarely available on the European market, (Trichocereus ‘Super Pedro’ x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Psycho0 #4’) x Trichocereus ‘J2’ originates from those talented folks in Australia – quality seeds, limited stock…
An impressive Australian hybrid, Trichocereus ‘Super Pedro’ x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Psycho0 #4′ combines two amazing cactus varieties… ‘Super Pedro’ is a coveted ‘named clone’ from Australia, variously suggested to be a hybrid of species including (controversially) Trichocereus cordobensis, Trichocereus pachanoi (‘San Pedro’) and Trichocereus scopulicola. Whatever its parentage, ‘Super Pedro’ is much-coveted for its fast and thick growth, as well as for its distinctive, sometimes glaucous, appearance. Also known by growers as ‘Lance’, ‘Shaman Bob’ and ‘Spiny Scopulicola’, the earliest source of this clone we can find seems to be the legendary Cactus Country farm in Victoria, Australia.
The extremely popular ‘Psycho0’ clone is commonly considered to be a gorgeous strain of the fast-growing Trichocereus bridgesii (syn: Echinopsis lageniformis, ‘Bolivian Torch’) – although it has been suggested it may have been crossed with something else somewhere along the way. The ‘#4’ denotes specific plants used by the grower. ‘Psycho0’ usually produces bridgesii-type plants with strong, long yellow spines and often forms three that are unusually strong and unique in appearance. It can also produce both short-spined and more traditional bridgesii-type cacti. Originating from the Australian Trichocereus community, it was initially distributed among a few SAB forum members and was named in memory of a community member who passed away.
Trichocereus ‘J2’ originates from the legendary Cactus Country collection in Australia. It’s a fantastic Trichocereus hybrid which is reputed to be a crossbreed between Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus bridgesii. Fast-growing and columnar, under suitable conditions mature plants will grow up to thirty centimetres or so in a year!
As with most Trichocereus cactus species, these hybrid seeds are very easy to germinate and grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11. Their main requirements consist of high humidity levels, free-draining (mildly acidic to mildly alkaline) soil and sufficient light, water and nutrients. Space plants roughly three metres apart to allow them enough room to reach maturity.
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