Echinopsis Hybrid 'Starlight Express'
Specimen Size: Main plant is 3" tal by 3" in diameter, with a 5" total clump width. There are 6 pups and the main plant has buds and blooms. However, it does have a small scar as shown in the picture.
Echinopsis hybrid 'Starlight Express' has a 3-1/2" to 4"+ diameter bloom with pink inner petals, slight narrow beige-light apricot colored mid stripe. Next row light yellow-beige with some pink overlay, next row same, narrow, pointed petals. Back petals are bronze with slight beige-yellow streaking, narrow, short, slightly re-curving. Stamens are apricot colored, cream colored stigma and anthers. Long flower tube 6"+ long on average. Stem growth is globular, compact averaging 3-1/2" in diameter by 2-1/2" tall. Hybridized by Brian Fearn of Abbeybrook nursery, U.K.
More info. : Small compact growth, heavy pupper or offset producer and a profuse bloomer.The hybridizer of this variety and several other cactus hybrid also made a book which displays many of his Echinopsis creations titled "Echinopsis Hybrids of Abbey Brook Cactus Nursery".