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Pelecyphora aselliformis forma cristata ( Clones A & B ) CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Pelecyphora aselliformis
cristata (clone A thin form)
This species is a rarity every cactus impassioned would like to have.
The appeal lies in the peculiarly-shaped tubercles and spines,
plus the challenge of growing it successfully.

 


Clone A

Clone B (Blomming)



 

 

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Cultivation:
This plant  is relatively easy to cultivate when grafted but very slow growing. Requires strong sun to part sun to develop good spinal growth and to keep the plant compact. Assure a good ventilation.
Propagation:
It is often grafted because difficult and slow to grow on its own roots.

 


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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Pelecyphora aselliformis  Ehrenberg 
Published in: Botanisches Zeitschrift 1:737 (1843)

Origin:    Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)


Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix I


Pelecyphora aselliformis cristata (clone B wide form)
The particularity of this beautiful clone is that it will branch basally with age, however all the individual shoots at first are normal (not crested) but  when they enlarge  the apical meristem expands and finally all develop a wide and beautiful crest.
 

 




 

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