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Cereus sp. forma mostruosa cristata (Clone A) CACTUSPEDIA       

 


This is a slow growing and attractive  plant  that forms myriads of sculptural monstrous and crested shapes.
 

Description: Produces lots of sculptural green monstrous and crested shapes with very short amber to reddish spines and woolly areoles.
Remarks:
Some time this plant (of unknown origin) is  confused with 'Cereus validus fa. monstrose cristate cv. Ming Thing'  which is quite different having a blue epidermis with black spines.
 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Cereus sp.  (unknown)

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Notes: Some time this plant (of doubtful origin) is  confused with 'Cereus validus fa. monstrose cristate cv. Ming Thing'  which is quite different having a blue epidermis with black spines.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.
 

 


 

Cultivation: Prefers filtered light. Plant in a porous cactus soil with adequate drainage for best results. Water thoroughly during the growing season when soil is dry to the touch. Less or no water during cold winter months to prevent root loss. Protect from frost.

Photo of similar cultivars of Cereus sp. (monstrous and crested forms):



 

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