Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata
Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata
Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata
Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata
Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata
Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata
Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata
Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata
Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata

Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata

(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).

Cultivation and Propagation: Neobuxbaumia are of easy culture and can grow 15-20 cm a year. They are cold intolerant. Make sure they are not exposed to freezing temperatures ( Hardy to -2°C) or they may die. They need a well drained soil mix. It appreciates abundant water during the summer and, during its growing period but allow to dry fully before watering again, it is possible to add a fertilizer 6-6-18 from time to time. During the winter months they should be rather kept dry. Since they are rapid growers, they need plenty of space for their roots. Repotting should be done every other year, or when the plant has outgrown its pot. Sun Exposure: Light shade when young, full sun later. In mild climate they can be grown in rock gardens in full sun, in dry and sandy soils.

Propagation: Usually by Seeds (Seeds should be sown in a well-drained soil mix. Surface sowing is the best; seeds germinate in 14-28 days at 25° C, or from cuttings in spring (let them dry till the ends callous well). Then replant them in fresh cactus soil that is ever so slightly moist, and keep it that way till they root)

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Mid spring-late summer
Common Name Crested cone cactus
Dormancy Winter
Flower Scarlet (dark red)
Frost Tolerance -2°c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 20-40 ft.
Origin Mexico
Scientific Name Neobuxmania polylopha cristata
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun
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12/06/2021
Jen
United States United States

UPDATE 2 weeks later

After the first week this cactus rotted. I did not take it out of it's original pot or soil and did not water it. They were kind enough to send a replacement. I've had the replacement for a week and it too is starting to rot. I received several plants with this order and so far 4 of them have rotted. The ones that ended up rotting were soaked when I received them. I tried blowing a fan on them to dry out but it was too late. I don't think I'll buy any more plants from this company due to so many rotting within days after receiving them. Very disappointing.

12/08/2021

Planet Desert

We were not aware you had issues with 4 of your plants. We addressed this plant right away. The replacement was in transit longer than expected due to carrier delay, we apologize for that inconvenience but we did follow up to inquire how it arrived. I will email you now to resolve this for you. Thank you!

J
11/13/2021
Jen
United States United States

Very nice and healthy!

This crested cactus arrived very healthy and well packaged. Perfect! Big cactus for the price. I am very happy with my purchase and will buy from Plant Desert in the future. Happy customer here!

CG
06/21/2021
Connie G.
United States United States

It’s beautiful—

And appears to be very healthy. Looking forward to watching this one grow! Love the way Planet Desert takes such tremendous care with shipping.

Neobuxbaumia polylopha cristata

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.