Cereus forbesii crest monstrose Ming Thing
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
As a part of the Cactaceae family, the Cereus forbesii crest monstrose ming thing grows in a sculpted club-like shape. It is a columnar plant that grows up to 12 inches or 30.5 cm in height. Also commonly known as Woolly areoles, the plant has its surface covered with wool-like areoles and small black spines. The ming thing cactus flower is large and characterized by a funnel shape that is white in color with purple hues. The blooming season is spring to early summer. The winter-dormant cactus is a native of Bolivia and Argentina and is not frost-hardy. It is a slow-growing cactus requiring full sun to partial shade.
Ming Thing Cactus is a slow-growing cactus.
The small and large Ming Thing Cactus blooms into large, funnel-shaped white flowers with purple hues from spring to early summer.
The cactus has the typical watering needs. Ensure that between two waterings, the soil is completely dry.
Ming Thing should be planted in well-draining soil in clay pots that have adequate drainage holes. Use porous cactus soil for best results.
The hardiness zone for the cactus is 9b to 11a. It is not frost-hardy.
The Ming Thing grows best when exposed to full sun but does ensure filtered or partial shade in summer.
The best way to propagate the cactus is via cuttings.
The plant is a smaller or a mutated version of the Cereus forbesii. Amp up the classiness of your garden with this club-shaped cactus!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late autumn to winter.|
|Common Name||Woolly areoles|
|Flower||White to reddish flower|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Origin||Bolivia and argentina|
|Scientific Name||Cereus forbesii monstrose crest ming thing|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|