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  Mammillaria bocasana
cv. FRED cristata
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Mammillaria bocasana cv. FRED forma cristata  is an easy to grow cultivar,
just as a classic cactus, don't requires any special treatment.

 

Etymology: Named for the guy that discovered it, this unusual odd spineless mutant plant had scientists baffled for quite some time before it revealed its true self!

Description: It forms large low clusters of soft rubbery textured clear green crested  stems and plant looks more like some non-cactus succulent than a cactus. Rarely a spine or a hair, monstrose or crested flowers. Sometimes will have a normal "patch" and remain mostly monstrose.
They shows different crested and monstrose shapes.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Mammillaria bocasana
First description by Poselger, Allg. Gartenz 21: 94 (1853)
cv. FRED 'forma Cristata'

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.


 

 


Cultivation: Mammillaria bocasana "Fred" grows well on its own roots and will form quite large clumps of several  offsets, if given time and grown properly. Water regularly from spring through fall, but do not over-water (rot prone).  Let soil become moderately dry between thorough waterings.  In winter, keep dry or water only enough to keep the plants from shriveling. Use pot with good drainage and a very porous potting media.  Keep well ventilated as it is prone to root rot. Protect from frosts and freezes. It needs bright light, and some direct sun, but  avoid direct afternoon sun in summer. Newly potted plants should not be fertilized for a year; established plants should be fertilized once each spring  with a high potassium fertilizer.
Propagation: This species produce clumps of young plants at the base of the main stem, these can be removed in spring or summer.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Mammillaria bocasana.


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