Pach Oscar x TPQC Super Crest Seedling
This cactus is for ornamental use only!
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San Pedro Information
Trichocereus pachanoi or commonly known as “San Pedro” is the fastest growing species of columnar cacti and also produce the largest flowers in the cacti world. Their natural habitat is the higher elevations of South America, specifically in Peru, Ecuador, Chile, Argentina, and Bolivia. They are not considered “desert” cacti as they typically deal with damp soils, high elevations, and cooler temperatures.
Oscar is a San Pedro cultivar that many Trichocereus collectors have in their garden. It grows quite thick and is also known to produce many flowers when it blooms, making it a great cactus for breeding. The characteristic that makes Pach Oscar stand out is that its genetics give it a greater probability of cresting. Many seeds that have Pach Oscar as a parent end up becoming crested.
Although the name implies this is a crested cultivar, that is not necessarily true about T. Pachanoi Quasi Cristata (TPQC). The original plant did have an injury and from there began to crest, however none of the cuts that have come since have crested again. Despite this, this is quite an eye catching cactus. It’s skin is a lovely glaucous blue. Most growers agree that TPQC is a Pachanoi (San Pedro), but some believe it could be a T. Peruvianus (Peruvian Torch). This may be do to how blue they get, much more so than most San Pedro. TPQC is definitely a must have in any Trichocereus collector’s garden, especially one that is already rooted and ready to make the most out of the growing season.
This Specific Seedling
As you can see, this seedling is an extremely crested specimen. It will most definitely mature into a stunning cactus. It is currently 2 inches tall and 2 inches wide.
This seedling is 100% T. Pachanoi (San Pedro) but is a hybrid of the “Oscar” and “TPQC” cultivars. The first cactus listed are the seeds’ “mother”. This is the plant that had the flower that was pollinated and where the fruit & seeds developed. The second plant is pollen donor or considered the “father” plant. For example: Mother cactus x Father cactus
The seeds came from Misplant Seeds, batch #1098. It was sown by us on September 26, 2021 making it approximately 1 year and 6 months old. It is fully rooted and ready to be planted upon arrival. It will be shipped bare root
NOTE: This seedling has been under a grow light for its whole life. Be sure to slowly acclimate it to real sunlight if you plan on keeping it outdoors.
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