(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)
This is a strong and easy to grow crested cactus. It forms large growing green fan-like stems.
Stem: Fat, it can form in age a large convoluted mound and can reach a considerable size (up to 50 cm tall and in diameter, or more )
Areoles: Small, roundish, orange-yellow.
Spines: It has short bristly pale-yellowish spines all quite similar in shape.
Cultivation and Propagation: It is of easy cultivation. Require full sun or half shade. 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. Watering during the active growing season (spring and summer); this will encourage steady growth, and prevent the crest from becoming flabby.
Propagation: Division of large mounded plants
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Scientific Name||Bolivicereus Cristata|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|