World Seed Supply is excited to offer these amazing hybrid monstrose seeds. Monstrose is a term that refers to mutated growth patterns on cacti. These patterns form unique specimens with extreme aesthetic value. Usually this type of growth is reproduced by cloning, but this mutation can be passed down by seed. Although not every specimen will display characteristics of monstrose growth, the advantage of growing from seed is that you can end up with a whole collection of absolutely distinct specimens that would otherwise take a significant amount of time, effort and money to collect. One tray of seedlings can essentially be a whole collection. This is really the pinnacle of hybridization. In this case, a monstrose form of San Pedro Cactus was pollinated with a trichocereus pallarensis. Trichocereus pallarensis is an ultra rare trichocerues species that is closely related to trichocereus peruvianus. Finding this species alone is quite difficult, but it is an exceptional event when you can find it crossed with a monstrose cactus. Intentionally hybridized Cacti are highly sought-after by cactus collectors because of their rarity. Many hybrids also combine genetics of different species to form superior specimens that contain the more desirable qualities of both parents. For instance, you may get the increased growth speed of one species combined with the spine length or coloration that is characteristic of the other species. For collector’s, their fascination with hybrid cacti can be the pursuit of superior specimens, to the aesthetic mixing to simple rarity. with hybrids, you go from a set number of existing species to a seemingly endless list of possible combinations. . Although people don’t usually think of cacti for their flowers, trichocereus flowers undoubtedly rival the most impressive flowers of any other type of plant out there. We also offer other crosses with both of these parent plants. ACTUAL SPECIMENS MAY VARY FROM PICTURE.
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