Echinopsis Hybrid 'Haku-Jo', Large Clump
Specimen Size: 7" tall and 2"+ in Diameter.
There are 20 pups and developing buds.
The plant in the pictures is the plant offered.
Echinopsis hybrid 'Haku-Jo' Aka 'Haku-jo Maru' Has unusual stem growth compared to other Echinopsis hybrids with globular to sometimes semi-columnar stem growth averaging 4" to 12"+ tall by 3" to 6" wide that has wide whitish connecting aerioles to brownish rib edges. Individual ribs are flattened on edges with brownish spines. Flowers are somewhat insignificant to the growth, colored whitish to light yellowish and average 3" to 4" inches in diameter with long 6"+ flower tubes. The whitish connecting aerioles give this variety an unusual appearance of whitish vertical lines not seen in other hybrids.
More Info : This variety is a very heavy pupper/ offset producer. Tends to like a little shade in hot summer season or bad scaring results, otherwise similar care as other hybrid Echinopsis.This Japanese cultivar has a very peculiar rib shape. The woolly areoles on the ribs have a felty line between them so it seems like the areoles are connected with each other. It is thought that this interesting cultivar is a chimaeric plant composed of two genetically different strata of cells. This meristematic mutation originated probably from a normal Echinopsis. Germination of seeds of this variety will produce a normal Echinopsis without this unusual growth that often depending on the cross of coarse resembles species Echinopsis subdenudata, which this varieties flower form closely resembles. As its a heavy offset producer cloned cuttings/offsets are the only means to duplicate this variety in the same form.
Haku in Japanese translates to mean "White".
This variety has a propensity to often have aborted or deformed flowers due to the aerioles being interconnected.