A local nursery in my neighborhood recently sold out to a large chain store.
They always had a few cactus all of which were good quality, but not at all a “cactus shop”. They mostly specialized in outdoor/landscaping/plants etc for the pacific northwest.
There was an inventory sell off for 50% mark down prior to the ownership change. I swung in there to take a look. Saw this amazing Echinopsis beast (attached). At least that was my ID.
I spoke with an owner who indicated this was a friend of his and it was not for sale. I tried to find out what it would take to change his mind. Anyway, how old is an Echinopsis like this, what would such a thing cost if it were ever for sale, and where can I get one!
That looks like it is a very nice Echinopsis subdenudata. If we had any that big (we do not, alas! Though we do have a cute crop coming in spring) it would likely be in the $250-300 price range… at least if it is as big as it looks.