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Trichocereus ‘HB04’ x ‘HB07’ (seed)

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A cross between HB04, which is a Herbalistics selection from a batch of hybrid seed from the USA, T. pachanoi x T. bridgesii,  tall and narrow like T. bridgesii but with short spines like T. pachanoi and HB07. The HB07 clone is a Herbalistics selection from a batch of Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Psycho0’ x ‘Super Pedro’ seedlings. A lovely blue and lightly spined clone which displays melted/semi-monstrose growth at times.. Should be some interesting seedlings in these seeds. Hybrid seed produced by us here on the Sunshine Coast QLD.

Care and Cultivation of Trichocereus ‘HB04’ x ‘HB07’

We now use the Takeaway Tek for germinating most cacti seeds. Click here to view the Takeaway Tek. Otherwise, follow the directions below or use you own special tek.

Seed should be sown in a sterile cacti mix, either in terracotta pots or plastic, people either prefer one or the other. Cover the seed very lightly with mix and mist the surface to settle the soil and seeds. Cover with a humidity dome or plastic wrap and leave in a warm spot in 50% shade. Fluctuating temperatures are best (ie. high day temperature and low night temperature). Seedlings will emerge in 7-21 days and can be grown in the same environment for a number of months. Mist or bottom water when the soil is almost dry.

As they get older the watering can become deeper and more frequent. Potting up can be done when 5-10mm in diameter or after 6-8 weeks at a minimum. Keep in part-shade until large enough to deal with full-sun. Once established, Trichocereus species can be watered most of the year in all climates.

25 seeds per packet


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