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San Pedro x Cereus hybrid update

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(Echinopsis pachanoi) San Pedro x Cereus hybrid update

(I searched but couldn't find the earlier post)

So not so long ago, I gave away a bunch of seeds, including the hybrid, San Pedro (mother) x Cereus.

I'm guessing that those who tried had little success, they sprouted ok, mostly albino, but 95% would die off after several weeks. The few survivors are slow growing even in the propagator.

Grafting was a challenge, the only rootstock that's been successful for me was dragon.

Probably 80% loss rate with the grafts....but the 3 below seem to be doing ok (sorry about poor quality of pic's)

incidentally, the opposite cross of Cereus (mother) x San p, are very vigorous.

red pot (its pupped)

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It sounds really interesting. Which are cereus mother x tricho father??.

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looking forward to seeing how these hybrid look once they grow out, wonder if the rib's will be slightly flat like ceres or keep its fat pachanoi ribs. either way looking forward to it :worship:

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same, most albino and the rest died slowly

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It sounds really interesting. Which are cereus mother x tricho father??.

the fruit just recently ripen, they are in the propagator,,,just starting to get their heads.

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I started mine just recently, once I had the indoor setup ready. Germ rate is 100% or close, but the sproutlings grow slower than Trichocereus, they still haven't fattened up enough to graft. But once they do, I have Pereskiopsis and Selenicereus ready, and if any succeed, they'll get a good head start for the spring growth spurt. Btw, all look green for now.

At least we can safely say that the hybridisation was a success, and these are not just self fertilised pachanoi, right?

And thanks again Dreamwalker! :)

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it certainly looks like a cross between the two.. i had no idea this was even possible! good work

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