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Two Cacti ID request

Postby Minime8484 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 12:28 am

These two cacti were already in the ground in my yard when I moved in over 10 years ago, but I've never been able to put a definite ID on either of them.
I'd love to know what you all think they could be.
Neither has ever bloomed for me. :(

The first one is about 3.5ft tall, and I have always suspected it to be Echinopsis spachiana.

Whole plant:
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Close up:
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The second plant, which is a sprawling plant, I assume is some species of Echinopsis, but that's about all I can guess:

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Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!

Cheers,
Tristan
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Postby daiv » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:10 am

The first is definitely E. spachiana

The second is probably a hybrid.
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Postby Tony » Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:11 am

First one looks like Echinopsis spachiana and the second looks Echinopsis huascha.
Like always, flowers will help confirm.
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Postby Minime8484 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 3:30 pm

I think you all have hit the nail on the head.

I agree with Echinopsis spachinana for #1 & Echinopsis huascha for #2.

I'm hoping for blooms some day to confirm...not sure why they are refusing to date; I may provide supplemental water this spring and see if that helps (never watered either plant).

Thanks all!
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Postby Tony » Tue Nov 15, 2011 4:02 pm

Water and fertilizer should do the trick. :)
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Re: Two Cacti ID request

Postby Minime8484 » Tue May 08, 2012 4:53 am

#2 confirmed now as Echinopsis huascha by presenting me FINALLY with a single flower this week.
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Unfortunately, still no sign of flowered from #1 (the purported E. spachiana).
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Re: Two Cacti ID request

Postby Peterthecactusguy » Tue May 08, 2012 8:38 am

those can be hard to ID because you need a flower to be sure. I have seen E. huascha that looks like E. spachiana and vice versa.
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