Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata
Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All 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.)

Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata is more famously known as the Crested Night-blooming Cereus or Crested Snake Cactus. Originating from Mexico, this snake-looking cactus cannot tolerate frost; hence, it has to be kept indoors during winters in the colder regions. Between late summer to early fall, white, pink nocturnal snake cactus flowers bloom up. The appearance of this plant, belonging to the Cactaceae family, is shrubby and brain-like. The Crested snake plant cactus can reach a height of 3 to 6 meters, growing very fast. This winter-dormant plant loves bright, indirect light.

Growth Rate
This unusual cactus is fast growing.

Flowering
The Crested Night-blooming cereus flower between late summer to early fall when white to pink blooms appear at night.

Watering and Feeding
The Crested Snake cactus plant care is pretty easy. It should be frequently watered in summers. Before watering, check the soil. It should be dry. The frequency should be drastically reduced during winters. Apply a liquid fertilizer during the growing months. Once or twice a month should be sufficient.

Soil
The appropriate soil is quite essential for your crested snake cactus care. The soil should be well-drained, possibly rich in leaf mold.

Hardiness
The hardiness zone for the frost-hardy Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata is 10 to 11.

Light
Ensure to place this plant where it receives bright but indirect sunlight.

Propagation
The crested Snake cactus propagation methods include cutting and grafting.

Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata is a perfect item for your Halloween decor. However, it is toxic for pets and young kids. Hence, the owners need to be careful. Order the best crested snake cactus for sale from Planet Desert!

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Nyctocereus serpentinus cristata

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If you live in a cold climate and 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. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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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.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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