Big Winners at Cactus Fiesta Fair 4

Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 was organized by National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines Inc. (NCSOPi) in partnership with UN Square Mall, Manila Bulletin and Agriculture Magazine held a successful 3 -day cacti and succulent bazaar. There are a lot of entries made by members of the organization.

 Big Winners 

Best Pot-in-a-pot
Owner: Jim Ong

Photo courtesy of Mr. Mark Buizon

second place : Mr.  Jerome Daclison

third place: Mr. MJ Cruz

Best Frailea: Frailea mammifera forma cristata

Plant Owner:  Ms.Savanah Lamsen
Photo courtesy of: Plantaholic

Best Discocactus: Discocactus cristallophylus variegata
Plant Owner: Mr.  Joelious Montecalvo
Photo courtesy of : Mr. Joelious Montecalvo

Best Mammillaria: Mammillaria elongata
Plant Owner: Sintiqui Tenias
Photo courtesy of :Mr. Karl Calica

Best Echeveria: Echaveria imbricata
Plant Owner: Mr. Michael Co / Photo: Mr. Micheal Co
Best Sansevieria: Sansevieria rorida
Plant Owner: Ms. Jen Veran-dela Cruz / Photo : Ms. Jen Veran dela Cruz
Best Euphorbia: Euphorbia cylindrifolia var. tubifera
Plant Owner: Mr. Jim Ong / Photo : Mr. Jim Ong
Best Tillandsia Rosette Species and Best Tillandsia Species: Tillandsia xerographica
Plant Owner: Mr. Joshua Banzuela / Photo : Mr. Tan Wee Zee
Best Bulbous Tillandsia Hybrid and Best Tillandsia Hybrid: Tillandsia Joy
Plant Owner: Mr. Soysoy Palma / Photo : Mr. Tan Wee Zee
Best Bulbous  Species Tillandsia: Tillandsia seleriana
Plant Owner: Ms. Lanie Quianzon / Photo : Mr. Tan Wee Zee
Best Small Tillandsia Species: Tillandsia loliacea
Plant Owner:  Ms. Aireen Bernal / Photo:  Mr. Tan Wee Zee
Best Small Tillandsia Hybrid : Tillandsia Rio Hondo x Tillandsia ionantha Guatemala
Plant Owner: Ms. Sandy Inigo- Dos Remedios / Photo : Mr. Tan Wee Zee
Best Tillandsia Rosette Hybrid : Tillandsia Eric Knobloch x Tillandsia Capitata Maroon
Plant Owner: Mr.  Marco Llagas
Photo by: Mr. Tan Wee Zee
The winners were given a special trophy made from cacti and the winners were chosen by panel of local and international judges who were experts in the field of cacti, succulents and tillandsia.
Note: all the winners list were given and posted by (NCSOPi) at their official FB page and secretariat.
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Highlights of Cactus Fiesta Fair 4

National Cactus and Succulent Organization of the Philippines Inc. (NCSOPi)  in partnership with UN Square Mall, Manila Bulletin and Agriculture Magazine.

UN Square Mall facade

Tillandsia paintings

The bazaar, exhibit and lecture area were located at the 3rd level of UN Square Mall.

Dwende in a pot by Jennica Garcia Uytingco

There were over 40 plant table bourse sellers, selling cacti soil mix, pots, cacti, succulents, orchids, ornamental plants, hoyas,tillandsias, bromeliads, ornamental plants, fertilizers and among other stuffs.

collectible pins, keychains and button pins for sale

My Piece of Earth booth

Pick a Plant booth

There is a portion which serves as an exhibit area or display area for cacti and succulents.

interesting array of different genera of cacti and succulents on display

The short talk started past 11:00 am with Mr. Mark Buizon ( what is your soil mix), they are the ones behind Mastera. According to the speaker, They started as an organic farm and event manager before venturing into cacti and succulent propagators and business.

Mastera had a booth within the fair but their products are available for sale at Lazada, Shopee and delivery options like grab and lalamove.

Among their popular items includes, organic pesticide made from neem oil, vermicast, cabonated rice hull , pots, greenhouse UV plastics and other items.

Manila Bulletin and Agriculture Magazine booth

Another lecture was held past 1:00pm with Mr. Marlon Valdellon ( Cactus and Succulent for Beginners).

There were beautiful trophies and ribbons for the winners of the cacti, succulents and tillandsia competition

UN Square Mall is accessible to all modes of public transportation. The mall is near LRT Line 1 UN Avenue station and just beside Manila Police district.

Big Winners of Cactus Fiesta Fair Pop-up Tillandsia Competition

Pop-Up Pick a Plant which is a major partner at the Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 held at UN Square Mall along San Marcelino street corner United Nations Avenue, Ermita, Manila.

Pop-up pick a plant held a tillandsia competition from dozens of entries. The winners were announced on April 6, 2019 Saturday late afternoon.

Small Tillandsia
F4 T. loliacea

Bulbous Tillandsia
E2 T. seleriana

Rosette Tillandsia
D4 T. xerographica

Ionantha hybrid
B6 T. Rio Hondo x ionantha Guatemala

Rosette Hybrid
C3 T. Eric Knobloch x capitata Maroon

Best Species Winner
D4 Tillandsia xerographica

Best Hybrid Winner
G4 T. Joy

During the silent charity auction at Cactus Fiesta Fair 4 Pick a Plant Manila Pop-up enable to get Php 66,400 which will be given to charity beneficiary .

T. Eric Knobloch variegated form 39,000 peso
T. lotteae 8,500 peso
T. ionantha Crested 5,000 peso
T. Joel Superior 5,000 peso
T. A Rare Jewel 5,000 peso
T. Impostor 3,900 peso

Note: Information gathered thru the official FB page of Pick a Plant Manila Pop-Up