Echinocactus grusonii cv. KRAUSKOPF ("curvispinus") f.
A very rare crested form with beautiful curved
Cultivation: It is of easy cultivation. Require
full sun or
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.
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
conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of