Jump to content
The Corroboree


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Posts posted by nitrogen

  1. :P

    Yah Zelly and a couple other friends of mine have been very helpful these past couple years - I'm at the beginning of a second career and have yet to generate financial abundance thereby - so for now many of my plants are at friends' places till I get myself into a house of my own. They love it at Zelly's though, that is for sure - the man has a serious green thumb and has rehab'd multiple cacti of mine that were rootbound or otherwise needing TLC..

    The hybrids I made this year were all from the plants that I have at my current residence though - I kept some to stay with me, even though I know they won't grow much in these conditions.. Zelly got some Lumberjackus and Psycho0 pollen from me this year, and the Huarazensis cross listed above is from pollen from his clone, not mine - my Huarazensis has not flowered this year this far. So yes indeed, more hybrids in progress here in the SW USA..

    • Like 7

  2. The one we call "huarazensis" here in the USA is not Yowie nor Santaensis - of the cacti pictured above it is only the one on the Misplants site that is indeed T. huarazensis.

    So, the naming isn't very precise - but the strain that people are talking about when they talk in glowing terms about T. huarazensis - the strain that created the reputation for T. huarazensis - that is the one with tiny spines as in the pic above.

    The strain arrived via Karl Knize in Peru - my friend Malo at the nook imported it along with many other pachanoid type plants - he grew it out and sent lots of cuttings around the community, and so the reputation of the strain developed.

    My own huarazensis was given to me directly by Malo - he lopped off a large limb and gave it to me when I visited him in NorCal. Zelly's huarazensis I believe was via Mitosis, who also got it from Malo...

    Now, the reality is that T. huarazensis appears to simply be a variety of T. pachanoi - and the name could perhaps be used to refer to a bunch of pachanois from that region. That is to say, people may be calling other strains of pachanoi "huarazensis" as well, having no idea that the name is already being used to identify a particular strain - this may be what Sacred Succulents is doing.

    So, in summary, "huarazensis" is just a variety/strain name of T. pachanoi - T. pachanoi v. "Huarazensis"

    • Like 2

  3. I wound up with my seed grown "Ecuadorian pachanoi" plants in a similar way - "Beeker" from the Nook was moving and offered a pickup-only giveaway of some of his cacti - this is where I met him and also Mitosis. Beeker gave both me and Mitosis a couple pots full of Ecuadorian pachanoi seedlings - which I grew for years, with them eventually flowering and allowing for a number of crosses, such as the EP x Psycho0 hybrid Philocacti posted about..

    Beeker also introduced me to the ceremonial practice of drinking ayahuasca, which has had a more beneficial effect on my life than anything else I can think of, save perhaps for the life-changing effects of yoga I experienced back in the early 2000's.. So, yay Beeker and yay pickup-only tricho giveaways!

    Anyhow, enjoy your new babies!

    • Like 1

  4. There is no pride in admitting someone can take care of your babies better than you can - but what can I say, I haven't provided a good home for them these past couple years..

    The back-story is that someone reported me to PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Achuma), and PETA put a bunch of heat on me to find a foster care situation for my babies.. Fortunately Zelly was able to do this and has excelled in his parenting - my babies are thriving over there..

    • Like 7

  5. I have a psycho/superpedro seed, and have seen many seed grafts of both crosses. Almost 99% or the time the Super Pedro x Psycho produce small spines like a Juuls x Jack, whille 99% of the time the psycho x super pedro is putting off long bridgesii spines by 4 inches. I would love to confirm with everyone that they are posting super pedro x psycho'/s and not vice versa. I've seen many sellers make this mistake on many hybrids. Just something to keep in mind.

    Interesting - I have not found this to be the case at all - the Super Pedro x Psycho0 seed I got from PD shows longer spines at least half the time - the ones that have the really short spines like a pachanoi are probably 20% of them - the rest had intermediate or longer spines.. Maybe he mislablled the batch and it was actually Psycho0 x Super Pedro, I dunno..

  6. Beautiful hybrid, one of my favs! Here's a few of mine (I didn't breed these btw - PD made the hybrid seed that I grew)..

    This one I gave to a friend who is growing out in desert conditions:


    And here's the ones I kept for myself - this is an old pic - they are currently in boarding school at Zelly's place and are like 3-4x bigger than in this pic:


    • Like 5

  7. so do we call huarazenis "trichocerus pachanoi var 'huarazensis'"

    it's not actually a recognised species is it?

    also is there a huarazensis x huanucoensis cross?

    Yes technically that is what it would be - it's similar to how people call "T. Lumberjackus" as such instead of "T. bridgesii v. Lumberjackus"- though in the case of Lumberjackus it is a bit less clear a some people think it is a bridgesii hybrid rather than pure bridgesii..

    Huarazensis and Juules are not the same strain though, that is for sure..

  8. Well, it's already far to late to name only those varieties that are exceptional in some way - as used to be the case.

    Personally, I only name the ones I have if:

    - It is exceptional in some way and I propagate and distribute it

    - I cross it with another plant to make hybrid seed

    - I know it hasn't been named by someone else and does not appear to be a plant that is the same as has been named by someone else - this is important, as some of you may recall the low-integrity and somewhat mentally retarded individual who was posting about his "huanucoensis" on here, then selling it for outlandish prices on ebay as such, despite that it was clearly labelled as a pachanoi by the nursery in California where he bought it and didn't look like a huanucoensis to begin with..

    • Like 2

  9. Just caught up on this thread..

    To clarify things here - I totally procrastinated on getting the hybrid seed to Zelly, hence the delay and confusion around the freebies - I told Zelly the seed would be ready well before it was, so he put the offer up on his site thinking he would have the seed pretty much right away - but then I got wrapped up with other things and was way late on getting these seed to him.. All's good now though :-)