Hechtia guatemalensis Honduras
Hechtia guatemalensis Honduras Found from southern Mexico to Honduras. A species reaching 12 to 24 inches with green leaves bearing a light scurf and moderate spines in a full rosette. Like many terrestrials, this species will grow larger in a large pot or in the ground.
In full sun this species takes on a somewhat peach coloration. The inflorescence, typical of the genus, is a many branched spike with clusters of tiny white flowers. This clone comes from plants we collected in central Honduras.
SHIPPED PARTIALLY BARE-ROOT
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.
Hechtia marnierlapostollei km 144 Oaxaca
Hechtia rosea x lanata
Hechtia rosea x marnierlapostollei
A Tropiflora hybrid with our best red rosea (formerly meziana). These are running the gamut from silver to red, some with scurfing, some without, all nice.