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sp. forma cristata "clone 1"
(Syn: Borzicactus sp. cristata)
Cleistocactus (Borzicactus) sp.
This is a strong and easy to grow crested cactus. It forms
large growing green fan-like stem.
Stem: Fat, it can form in age a large convoluted mound
and can reach a considerable size (up to 50 cm tall and in diameter, or
more ) Areoles: Small, roundish, orange-yellow. Spines: It has short
spines all quite similar in shape.
.Cultivation: It is of easy cultivation. Require
full sun or
half shade. The plants on their own roots
should be kept in a deep pot with a very draining mineral substrate. But
be particularly careful with watering, which all crested plant require
(rot sensitive). Keep dry during the winter rest. Since they are rapid
growers, and need plenty of space for their roots, repotting should be
done every other year or when the plant has outgrown its pot.
Watering during the active growing season (spring and summer); this will
encourage steady growth, and prevent the crest from becoming flabby.