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Echinocactus grusonii var. curvispinus (cv. KRAUSKOPF) forma cristata CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Echinocactus grusonii cv. KRAUSKOPF ("curvispinus") f. cristata
A very rare crested form with beautiful curved  spines

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.
The grafted plants are easy to grow and will form a large brain-like mounds  with age.  Watering during the active growing season (spring and summer); this will encourage steady growth, and prevent the crest from becoming flabby. It need a well drained soil mix. Water
generously during the summer but allow to dry fully before watering again. During the winter months they should be kept rather dry.

Propagation: Propagate from cuttings or graft.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Echinocactus grusonii:

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Echinocactus grusonii forma brevispina cristata
(
cv. Krauskopf  f. cristata)

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Echinocacts grusonii var. intertextus

  • Echinocactus grusonii var. curvispinus

  • Echinocactus grusonii  "tortulispinus"

  • Echinocactus grusonii  "tortulispina"

 


 

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