|Full Description: Trichocereus X Aporocandicans hybrid ´Gräsers Petticoat' has a 7"+ diameter bloom with 3 rows of inner petals colored rose-pink, wide, cupped petals, ruffled edges with light pink to white edges, inner petals funnel formed. Last row are pink-rose, long, narrow, radiating and has a faint yellow mid stripe. Back petals are dark rose, long, narrow and re curving. Long flower tube, Stamens pink to rose colored, stigma and anthers yellow to cream, throat is chartreuse. A cross of Aporocandicans x Schigra dark red. A hybrid by Robert Gräser.
Synonyms : This hybrid is also often sold or traded as ´Gräsers Rosa'.
Growth : Similar to most Aporocandicans hybrids growth is stoat, short and barrel like in form with long spines. Growth averages 7" to 8"+ in diameter at bloom maturity.
More Info. about Aporocandicans hybrids :
Echinopsis hybrid x aporocandicans more commonly known as "Aporocandicans hybrids" are (Aporocactus flagelliformis x Trichocereus candicans): Aporocactus flagelliformis (Rattail cactus) is a creeping or epiphytic cactus with branches that hang down, unspectacular prickles and very deep red to lavender blossoms cultivated as a houseplant for nearly 300 years. The rattail cactus gave rise to several famous hybrids mostly with Epiphyllum, Disocactus and other epiphytic species. However Aporocactus flagelliformis has proven to be able to cross with the stout columnar and very dissimilar Trichocereus candicans with strong spines and large white blossoms. Blooms of Aporocactus flagelliformis fertilized with pollen of Trichocereus candicans will once in a while produce fruits containing black shinning seeds that take about one year to mature. Seeds proved to be able to germinate. The new born seedlings look like genuine Aporocactus flagelliformis seedlings, with small cotyledonal leaves and a relatively long and very thin hypocotyl between root and cotyledons. But the shoots developing between the cotyledonal leaves soon become globular with strong, yellow spines much like those of the Trichocereus parent.
New hybrids are slow growing at first and seed grown specimens can take several years to start blooming. Strange to say, the diameter of the column-like body of the hybrids is even wider than that one of the male parent plant and can reach up to 15 cm in diameter. The flowers average about 13 to 15 cm in diameter and look similar to those of Trichocereus candicans but the tepals are in shades of salmon pink or reddish, slightly wavy and marked by small stripes of darker red at the rim. The filaments are often red. The anthers are partly missing and do not have any pollen. On the other hand, the ovary contains fertile ovules, which give rise to viable seeds if pollinated with pollen of other types of Trichocereus and Echinopsis. These hybrids are some the most beautiful and most sought Trichocereus hybrids.
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( Below are more pictures of ´Gräsers Petticoat' in bloom; front, side and a typical stem growth examples ).
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