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mutant: I've had it about 4 months, first in partial shade now under fluoro's for the winter. I've thought about chopping it up since the day I got it, but haven't been able to bring myself to do it yet. I'll probably graft a column or two in the spring to see how it grows with a vigorous boost.

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Not really much of a freak but still somewhat interesting on one of my Echinopsis.
Thinking this is an offset that changed it's mind and turned flowerbud, since flowered out but seems to still be growing.

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That seem odd Snowfella,

Do you think it was a young pup that has flowered or could it be a fruit maturing?

Cheers Jox

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Not sure to be honest, though it isn't unheared of for offsets to randomly change their minds and turn into a flower or vise versa.

Here's what it looked like mid bloom, far right flower.

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hey could it start being a flower bud and then change its ming and do a pup? It happens in Selinicereus some times, and first time I saw it I mistook it for a chimera (lol!) - strange thing is that indeed it seem to have flowered.. and also make a pup. Cool! thanks for sharing

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2 year old seed grown bridgesii (200mm pot) going a bit strange .....

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^^

nice one, seems to have shaky ribs, awesome to have see-sown this, excellent specimen

man we gotta make a thread to show and compare semi-monstrosa bridgesiis. there seems a lot of such gene is around...

what about crossing a pachanoi crest mother plant to a semi-monstrosa bridesii?

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sounds like a wonderful cross... I have both so maybe in a few years.

what type of semi-monstrose bridgesii though? :huh:

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Snowfella, I see that situation happen infrequently on a pc pach I have. Starts out as a pup, immediately turns into a flower. Well this yr I managed to pollinate the flower, so now I have a fruit. :wink:

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here's a column that Y branched and exhibits monstrous growth, with one side going crested ....

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and heres another column that went crested

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hhahaha shit that last pic looks hilarious zelly how is that little thing holding that giant crest up haha

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OK - I grew a thousand Trichocereus Terscheckii from Mesa Garden a few years ago and got one freak. A lot of people may think it's just a hybrid (which it could be) however it grows less than an inch taller each year! All of the true-to-form Terscheckii are bursting out now at 4-6+ inches and really going but this one is incredibly slow! Not sure what to do with it ... guess I'll keep it around for a while to see how it turns out. (yes, it's fertilized!)

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how is that little thing holding that giant crest up haha

other than the fact that both sides have nearly identical biomass....new growth on both 'wings' seems to be heading downward instead of upward, so it should get real interesting in the next few years.

nice plant azs, thanks for sharing. :wink:

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OK - I grew a thousand Trichocereus Terscheckii from Mesa Garden a few years ago and got one freak. A lot of people may think it's just a hybrid (which it could be) however it grows less than an inch taller each year! All of the true-to-form Terscheckii are bursting out

Trichocereus Terscheckii is a cool looking giant..................I tried growing a bunch of seed.........I'm sure 1 has survived and looking good ...2nd season...................a bit smaller than a golf ball..................what ever you have there....its a nice looking plant.............and your in a desert habitat.................ideal

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Here's what a couple hundred 1.5 year old's look like - yes, they like the desert here! And they are nicely freeze tolerant!

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AZS - wow, that's insane, are you running a cactus nursery or are you growing cacti as a hobby?

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A little of both actually - I guess the freak is me!

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other than the fact that both sides have nearly identical biomass....new growth on both 'wings' seems to be heading downward instead of upward, so it should get real interesting in the next few years.

nice plant azs, thanks for sharing. :wink:

It looks awesome

It will probly grow down till it hits the ground and then start throwing roots

I had a small pach crest that did something similar it grew out to one side once that eventually hit the ground it started to throw roots

While still having a raised piece in the middle not touching the soil

Since it was only small i decided to chop it in half and had 2 rooted pieces ready to plant :)

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Wow, this is my favorite thread! Zelly, that thing is a beast!

I got a t. Pachanoi crest in the mail today from Italy. Sold as trichocereus pachanoi f. crest.

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Just a little guy, but I like the look of it a lot.

I also have what I think is a cereus peruvianus monstruosa, but that's tentative, it looks a lot like the myrtillocactus shown earlier in this thread...post-8280-0-00958900-1391448428_thumb.jp

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Refs cereus monstrose! Myrtillocactus monstrose is like an actual booby, all nice and round a 20+ of them :P

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super excited for this little freak to flower just gotta cross my fingers some more astro's flower so i can get some pollen

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this crazy freak still cant seem to decide what he wants to do

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and just a random shot with a few freaks mixed in there

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Cereus peruvianus monstrose seed grown.

Was it seed from a cross between 2 monstose parents.......or straight cereus seed that threw out a monstrose?

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