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  Lobivia densispina forma cristata
(Syn: Echinopsis densispina cristata)
 
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Lobivia densispina forma cristata
A small and quite cold tolerant species from the high Andes of Bolivia. 
It has tiny spines that forms a dense coating on red-purple stems.

Description:  Contorted multi-fan crest.
Stem: Dark green to red-purple ribs with flat tubercles between which the areoles appear.
Spines: Teeny, tiny, arranged like little spiders forming  a dense coating, cream to brownish, turn greyish eventually.

Cultivation: It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties.  Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. It is quite cold tolerant if kept dry (hardy to -5 C).  Need a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer.

Propagation: Grafting, cutting.
 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Lobivia densispina forma cristata

Nowadays regarded as: Echinopsis densispina forma cristata

Origin: Soutnern Bolivia, northern Argentina
 

 

 


Photo of plants belonging to the Lobivia (Echinopsis) haematantha complex (This taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Lobivia) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):



 

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