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Turbinicarpus lophophorioides cristatus

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Turbinicarpus lophophoroides LAS TABLAS forma cristata.
This plant blooms freely along the crest line.


T. lophophoroides forma cristata "minima"
(A thin crest variant)

 

Description: This plant is recognizable without problems for the areoles with white wool (when young), soon becoming bare. Spines 2 to 5 (typically 4) about 4 to 8 mm long, in a cross like formation, strong needle-like or fine awl-like, flat spread and often somewhat curved to the body.

Cultivation: T. lophophoroides is a plant adapted to a specific type of soil and quite prone to rot especially after the first flowering. A 10 -30% of natural gypsum could be added to a very well drained soil. keep dry in winter or when night temperatures remain below 10 C, it is hardy to -4C for a short period. Assure a good ventilation. Exposures: Full sun is useful to obtains a natural looking and for flowering, but some shadow is recommended during the hottest hours in summer.

Propagation: by vegetative propagation grafting or stem cuttings.

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Turbinicarpus lophophoroides (Werderm.) F. Buxb.& Backeberg 1937  forma cristata

Origin Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix I


T.  lophophoroides forma cristata (A clone from Thailand)
 

 


 


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