Trichocereus hybrid var. Flying Saucer (red flower)


The Trichocereus hybrid var. Flying Saucer (red flower) is a handsome, columnar cactus sporting an average of 14 ribs per stem. This nursery cultivar is easy to cultivate and a pleasure to watch mature. This species maintains a manicured, beautiful appearance 365 days a year.

It is best to prepare yourself for the springtime when some of the most stunning flowers begin to emerge! Flowers grow up to 10" wide. Flowers are electric red on the outside with hints of orange. They move from deep pink/light pink until they reach the center. Stamens form a ring of pale yellow. Expect numerous, glorious and repeated blooms!

Interested in another color?

Check out the Trichocereus hybrid var. Flying Saucer WHITE FLOWER!

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9b - 10b
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Full sun
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Mature Height: 
2' - 3'
Mature Width: 
5" - 7"
Latin Name: 
Trichocereus hybrid var. Flying Saucer (red flower)

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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The Cactus King's plants are also featured in the Chimelong Ocean Kingdom's partner parks. These include their water park, amusement park, crocodile park and botanical gardens.

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Addresses & Contact Information

Physical Address (IN-PERSON VISITS):
7900 I-45N
Houston TX, 77037

We're located directly next to the Tajj Inn.
Mailing Address (WEB ORDER PAYMENTS):

Lyn Rathburn
PO Box 16099
Houston, TX 77222

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