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Trichocereus Bridgesii Monstrose Clone Types

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I would like a clone A one as well. I grafted a piece of a crested monstrose bridgesii to a pereskiopsis recently and it split into 3 growth points. 2 of them continued cresting, but one of them has gone to normal monstrose and it's growing long. I think it might be a clone A TBM now basically. So maybe I wont have to buy one if I want one.

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I will have to give this a try, have a crest that is begging to be chopped up, has so many growth points :)

Are there multiple crested bridgesii clones circulating? I only ask because out of the 3 I have, they all exhibit pretty unique growth patterns but I haven't had them all that long so that could be it.

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I have no clue, but every time I''ve chopped a piece off of mine and grafted it or put it on own roots it's taken on completely different characteristics than the mother plant from the same exact clone. I think that they're just very variable and will show different growth characteristics at different times/conditions/grafting stocks.

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So I ended up getting one of the two supposed Clone A, I may go back and get the other if I can scrounge a little more $ together ;)

Here's a picture of the two:

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Here's a shot of the 'obese' TBMs they had, I guess I had a case of fisherman's tale because they weren't as big as I remember but just very fat TBM clone B now that I went back and had a look..

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Nice find!!!

Hmmm... now I've got to try and find a reason to get down to Austin :lol:

Those "obese TBMs" could be short cuttings of clone A. I found a similar looking specimen a few years ago at a local nursery that after putting on some growth and a single pup is definitely lookin a lot like my big clone A. Then again they may just be fatties :wink:

Looks like the prices there are pretty decent. $20 isn't terrible for that sunburst opuntia in the foreground of the "obese" photo. I've seen them go for higher than that for a smaller, unrooted pad on ebay.

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I recently started working there on the side so I can't wait to see what they'll get in the future. The owner was happy I have experience grafting and am not a noob. Lol

I am home for the weekend taking care of things at the parents house but get to visit my in ground cacti. I am amazed at how much some of these have grown! I can't wait to get some more stuff planted here. I only wish there was more sun sometimes. Pictures when I can get back to my computer :)

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The obese TBMs look like normal TBM's to me. Just really fat sections.

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Rather ugly, neglected TBM crest I recently acquired. Has a lot if reverted growths and is in need of a little nursing and TLC.

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I have never really cared for the regular TBM/little penis we have here in Aus, it is a slow grower and has poor resistance to disease, pests and exposure to the elements. It also doesn't grow any faster if you put it in the ground, the root system must be effected by the mutation. If a monster/crest/hybrid etc is much weaker than the regular plant personally I don't bother with them, obviously the genetic mutation is working against the plant. A classic example is variegation, looks amazing but if the plant doesn't have the right balance of normal tissue the plant will be incredibly weak especially to sun light, but get it just right and you have a spectacular stable plant.

What do you guys think about this ? I got this as a cutting a few years ago from an unknown source. It's a Trichocereus Bridgesii but exhibits some strange growth. It started on one single branch and now all the branches are starting to grow in a similar manner. It sort of reminds me of the Lophocereus Schotii Monstrose, totem pole growth.

This is a picture of a branch of the plant.

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And here are two cuttings I took;

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Hellonasty that is a beautiful bridgesii! It appears to have the double main spines of an SS02 but exhibits semi-monstrose melted wax tendencies. :drool2:

Here is a semi-monstrose bridgesii I planted in the ground a few months ago, just shot out some pups from the base I'm excited to see what they look like.

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Trichocereus bridgesii semi monstroseIMG_20180730_201607.thumb.jpg.95802982a8873e1bf5e22e643039720b.jpg

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