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PostSubject: Trich flowers other than white?   Trich flowers other than white? EmptyWed Sep 24, 2014 12:39 pm

I understand trich hybrids have been bred to produce flowers other than the classic white.  What is the availability of such plants in Australia?  The only 'trich' I've found which produces non-white flowers is the rather small Echinopsis Huascha.
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PostSubject: Re: Trich flowers other than white?   Trich flowers other than white? EmptyThu Sep 25, 2014 9:30 pm

Eck,

You can get larger Tricho Hauscha species/hybrids, the plats you speak of are probably more in the clumping Echinopsis category. True T.Hauscha is quite a large plant up to 4m tall.

These type of hybrids are still pretty rare in Australia but that doesn't mean they aren't out there. There is nothing stopping you from creating a hybrid between a large Tricho such as Peruvianus or better yet Terscheckii and crossing it will a clumping echinopsis with a peach flower and creating your own.

I am going to do a few crosses this season that should produce good results, I will keep you in mind when the seed arrives...

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PostSubject: Re: Trich flowers other than white?   Trich flowers other than white? EmptyFri Sep 26, 2014 2:30 am

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You can get larger Tricho Hauscha species/hybrids, the plats you speak of are probably more in the clumping Echinopsis category. True T.Hauscha is quite a large plant up to 4m tall.

I wasn't aware of that.  Yes, it's the small clumping variety that I saw on Ebay and Google searches.

My intro to hybrids was this stunning photo. I no longer recall where I came across it but hope the owner won't mind me reposting.

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I am going to do a few crosses this season that should produce good results, I will keep you in mind when the seed arrives

Good luck.  I'll keep my fingers crossed ... for both of us Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Trich flowers other than white?   Trich flowers other than white? EmptySat Sep 27, 2014 10:08 am

Here is a pic I found of a T Tarijensis;

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PostSubject: Re: Trich flowers other than white?   Trich flowers other than white? EmptySun Sep 28, 2014 6:02 pm

Hellonasty wrote:
Here is a pic I found of a T Tarijensis

Thanks.  I had completely forgotten Trichocereus Tarijensis - which is strange as I purchased some seeds on Ebay only a month or two ago.  They came from a cacti seed vendor new to me and I couldn't resist buying several species.
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