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Cereus sp. forma mostruosa cristata variegata CACTUSPEDIA       

 


This is a very slow growing and attractive plant 
that forms sculptural variegated shapes.
 

Description: Produces lots of sculptural monstrous and crested shapes, nicely variegated in yellow. The  spines are reddish and very short , while the areoles are filled with white  wool .
 
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The standard green form

 

Cultivation: Cereus is of easy, the variegated form 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. It is cold intolerant. Make sure they it is  not exposed to freezing temperatures ( Hardy to -2C) or it may die. Since it is a relatively rapid grower, it  needs plenty of space for its roots. Repotting should be done every other year, or when the plant has outgrown its pot.

Propagation: From cuttings in spring (let them dry till the ends callous well). Then replant them in fresh cactus soil that is ever so slightly moist, and keep them that way till they root)

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Cereus sp.  (unknown) forma cristata mostruosa variegata.

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar).

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.
 

 



The green form

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



 

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