|Full Description: Trichocereus hybrid 'Pluto' Has a 5" diameter overall base color is a red bloom with inner petals red with a wide orange-red mid stripe and a thin cerise to magenta color on petal edges and tips, red underneath petals. Next row same. Third row is red with a faint dark-orange mid stripe. Back petals are red, narrow. Stamens are magenta-cerise with cream anthers and stigma, pistil is orange-red. A cross of 'Margarethe' Nr. 601 X Ech. cv 'Apricot Delight'. Hybridized by Andreas Wessner.
Notes : Has clean stem growth with very short spines making it seem spineless. Easy to bloom, most Trichos tend to hit maturity or blooming size at 1'ft. or taller but young 'Pluto' plants often get there first blooms at half that size and growth time compared to other varieties. Stem growth averages 4" to 6" in diameter and can be up to 3' ft+ tall over time.
More info. : This Trichocereus hybrid was named after the planet Pluto. Pluto was discovered by Clyde Tombaugh an American astronomer in 1930. The name of the planet Pluto comes from the god of the underworld, it was proposed by Venetia Burney (1918–2009), an eleven-year-old schoolgirl in Oxford, England, who was interested in classical mythology. She suggested it in a conversation with her grandfather Falconer Madan, a former librarian at the University of Oxford's Bodleian Library, who passed the name to astronomy professor Herbert Hall Turner, who cabled it to colleagues in the United States.
( The planet Pluto' photographed by the New Horizons spacecraft ).
There is another hybrid that used Ech. cv 'Apricot Delight' as one of the parents/pollinator and is also named after a planet, Ech. cv 'Uranus'
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( Below are more pictures of Tricho. hybrid 'PLUTO' in bloom; front, side and a typical stem growth examples ).
Established 5 gallon rooted plant(s) up to larger specimen multi-plant(s) may also be available for shipping within the U.S. only or for pick-up as most are very large, so sorry but no international shipping of large plants.
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