Echinopsis 'Jealousy'

Echinopsis 'Jealousy'


Echinopsis 'Jealousy'

Echinopsis 'Jealousy' is one of the most popular Echinopsis hybrids. The stem is semi-columnar, up to 5.2 inches (13 cm) in diameter, with central spines…

Echinopsis 'Jealousy' - garden

Origin and Habitat: Garden origin (A distictive cultivar created by cacti enthusiast and hybridiser Bob Schick )

Description: 'Jealousy' is one of the most popular and appreciated Echinopsis cultivars, it is the result of more than 20 years of devoted work by cacti enthusiast and hybridiser Bob Schick. (ISI 2000-14 HBG 85196, Schick 1372-23. )
Habit: Semicolumnar.
Stem: Up to 13 cm in across.
Central spines: Up to 13 cm in diameter.
Flowers: Blooms are nearly 15 cm in diameter.
Inner tepals: Oblanceolate, mucronate, bright to pastel yellow with age.
Outer tepals: Projecting beyond inners, similar in colour to inners.
Sepaloids: Delicate pinkish-purple longer than tepals.
Throat-circle: White.
Filaments: Light yellow
Stigma and style: Dark green.

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinopsis hybrid (Schick Hybrids) group

Bibliography: Major references and further lectures
1) John N. Trager "Huntington Botanical Gardens" on line: retrieved on 03-11-2013

Echinopsis cv. Jealousy Photo by: Cactus Art
Echinopsis cv. Jealousy Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
Echinopsis cv. Jealousy Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
Echinopsis cv. Jealousy Photo by: Cactus Art
Echinopsis cv. Jealousy Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Cultivation and Propagation: These plants are summer growers species that offer no cultivation difficulties. Grow them in rich, airy, porous, growing medium which mainly consists of non organic material such us clay, pumice, lava grit, and only a little peat or leaf-mould. If potted, repot preferably in the spring, if their roots become cramped. Generally, they should be repotted every other year in order to provide fresh soil. However, this doesn't necessarily mean they'll need larger containers. Fill about a quarter of the pot with broken crocks, gravel, etc. to promote good drainage. After repotting, do not water for a week or more. Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater), and let their soil dry out between waterings, keep rather dry in winter. No water should ever be allowed to stand around the roots. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer.
Exposure: Outside they need a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer if the location is exceedingly hot or bright, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun. It can tolerate moderate shade, and a plant that has been growing in shade should be slowly hardened off before placing it in full sun as the plant will be severely scorched if moved too suddenly from shade into sun.
Frost Tolerance: Light frost protection required for safe cultivation, but many of the hybrids very frost resistant if kept dry (The hardiness varies from -5°C to -12° C depending on clone). This plants need a period of cool rest in winter to produce flowers abundantly. They flower freely indoors if conditions suit them.
Disease: Watch for infestations of mealybug, scale insects and spider mite.
Propagation: Easy to propagate from cuttings. Most of the Echinopsis clones produce shoots and can be reproduced exclusively by cuttings. The cuttings will take root in a minimum temperature of 20° C. Cuttings of healthy shoots can be taken in the spring and summer, Cut them with a sharp, sterile knife, leave the cutting in a warm, dry place for a week or weeks (depending on how thick the cutting is) until a callus forms over the wound. Once the callus forms, the cutting may be inserted in a container filled with firmed cactus potting mix topped with a surface layer of coarse grit. They should be placed in the coarse grit only this prevents the cut end from becoming too wet and allows the roots to penetrate the rich compost underneath. The cuttings should root in 2 to 6 weeks.

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit:Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle:Perennial
Suitable Locations:Xeriscapic
Containers:Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous:With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

This genus of mostly spiny South American cacti takes its name from echinos (sea urchin, hedgehog) and opsis (similar to). It is fairly old (1837) and has at various times included Lobivia and Trichocereus, though the trend seems to be going toward separation at the moment. In the larger sense Echinopsis includes about 120 species of various sizes up to extra large, flowering below the apex with scaly pericarpels and often hairy/bristly tubes.

The members of this genus tend to make large flowers, open day or night, often white or creamy, but also pink, yellow, orange or red. A great number of Echinopsis hybrids have been bred for their flowers and some of them are named. It may be hard to pin down the name of a random hybrid (if it even has one) without seeing the flowers and having some experience. It may be hard to distinguish species from hybrids without knowing something about their origin.

This genus is subject to change. 40-50 Lobivia and

60 Trichocereus species may soon be separated, leaving fewer plants in Echinopsis.

Where to Grow The Echinopsis Cactus

If you are interested in growing an Echinopsis cactus in your yard, worry less if you experience temperatures of over 21C/70F. If you’re not interested in the flowers, you can still grow them in any environment.

The high temperatures are only good for the continuity of flowering throughout the year.

During cold winters the plants go dormant. However, you may need to take them inside when the bite of the cold is too much to avoid their succulent water-filled bodies from freezing also. Check out “Summer & Winter Succulents: What’s the Difference?” for a full guide to understanding different succulents during different seasons.

Ask most growers of the beautiful hedgehog cactus, and they will tell you the cold season is vital for a great blooming during the summer.

Just like any other plant, avoid soaking the roots in water-filled soil. If you keep your cactus plant in a pot, ensure that they are shed from direct rains.

For more succulent options during the warm weather, check out “10 Beautiful Flowering Succulents You Need for the Summer“.

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