Monvilea spegazzini cristata goes by the common name Cereus spegazzinii f. cristatus. Belonging to the Cactaceae family, the plant has been cultivated in nurseries and does not have a natural originating place. The cactus grows as a shrub with slender stems that are bluish. Initially, the stems grow upright, but over a period, it starts to grow as a creeper along the substrata. The foliage reaches a height of 25 cm and grows impressively fast. Between spring and summer, the stunning blooms appear. The flowers are nocturnal, with reddish outer & white inner. This winter-dormant cactus is slightly frost-hardy and needs partial shade for the best growth.
Monvilea spegazzini cristata is a fast-growing cactus.
The flowers have subtle colors, with reddish outer & white inner. These are nocturnal flowers that bloom between spring and summer.
Watering and Feeding
It requires sufficient water, especially during the growing season - summer and spring. During winters, ensure that the watering is minimal.
Go in for a typical cactus potting mix for growing Monvilea spegazzini cristata. Use sand, leaf mold, mulch, perlite, or pumice to increase the draining power of the soil.
The hardiness zone of the cactus is unknown. It is slightly frost-hardy with a temperature tolerance of 50° F (10° C).
The cereus spegazzinii cristata requires partial shade for optimal growth.
The best way to propagate this variety is via cuttings.
This plant is grown for its weird, crested, beautiful stems used worldwide for sculpted decor purposes. Truly a must-have, get one Monvilea spegazzini cristata for yourself or for gifting to your loved ones.
Beautiful grafted cactus
This cactus is a knock-out. I have several grafted cactus and when I first saw this one on Planet Desert I wasn't so sure I loved it but I kept coming back to it, and then took a leap and ordered it. I rarely write reviews but I wanted to leave feedback on this particular plant. It's beautiful and truly a work of art. I also am impressed with the growth on the stock cactus. Wow.