A very unusual species from Michoacan, Mexico. A large grower to 30 inches across or larger, with wide, thickly succulent leaves a glaucous green. No other species of Hechtia resembles glauca. The marginal spines are broadly spaced and not sharp or stiff. A rare gem.
* Plant has some leaf tips trimmed
Hechtia lanata x myriantha
Both parents of this Ray Lemieux cross of Hechtia lanata x myriantha have some interesting characteristics that should express themselves when the plants grow out. The seed parent, H. lanata, has broad, scurfy, twisting and curling leaves in habitat, which is a tropical desert environment on nutrient poor cliffs.
In cultivation, seedlings of this species tend to have straighter foliage, at least here in sea-level Florida. The pollen parent, H. myriantha, is a giant grower, perhaps the largest of all Hechtia species. Anecdotal stories report that this plant can reach the size of a VW Beetle! The intent of this cross was to produce a large growing hybrid with twisted foliage and silvery scurf. Only time will tell if that will happen.
*READY FOR AN 8-INCH POT