Echinopsis 'Apricot glow'
Synonyms: Trichocereus sp. X Echinopsis sp. ’Apricot glow’
Common Name: Apricot glow, Echinopsis hybrid ‘Apricot glow’
Origin: Echinopsis ‘Apricot glow’ is a nursery produced cultivar created by Mark Dimmitt. It is a hybrid between the Trichocereus and Echinopsis genera, and therefore the parent plants likely originated from Argentina.
Description: As a Trichocereus hybrid, Apricot glow develops the columnar form of hedgehog cacti, reaching about 3-4 feet in height. The ridges are covered in numerous white to brown spines, each originating from a white areole. Notably floriferous, Apricot glow will bloom in late spring or early summer, developing stunning flowers with multiple shades of orange and yellow. Blooms will persist for two days, opening nocturnally or in the early morning, and closing during the day. The torch-shaped flowers are 4-5 inches in diameter, with green throats and filaments, pastel anthers, and white stigma. The inner petals transition from yellow to a burnt apricot-orange, while the outer petals are darker, reaching almost orange-red in shade, with reddish-purple midstripes.
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