Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested
Opuntia vestita crested

(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.)

Opuntia vestita crested is commonly called Crested Old Man Opuntia or Crested Cotton Coral Cactus. Belonging to the Cactaceae family, this plant has a tree-like appearance, with the stems covered in white hair, giving it a furry look. Growing up to a height of 60 cm, the winter-dormant houseplant blooms from early spring to late summer into deep red or violet flowers at the top of each stem. A native to Argentina and Bolivia, this fast-growing cactus loves full sun but not direct sunlight.

Growth Rate
Crested Old Man Opuntia is fast-growing.

Flowering
Beginning Spring till late summer, Opuntia vestita cristata gives rise to deep red-violet flowers growing at the top of each stem.

Watering and Feeding
One of the best ways for Opuntia vestita cristata care is to provide it with as little water as possible. Water only when the soil is dry. Also, ensure that it drains off completely.

Soil
Like all cacti, this plant also needs loose, sandy, and free-draining soil. You can use a cactus mix available at Planet Desert for the best growth.

Hardiness
The hardiness zone of Opuntia vestita crested is 9b to 11b. The preferred temperature range is 25° to 50°F (-3.9° to 10°C). This cactus is slightly frost-hardy.

Light
This houseplant needs full sun. Avoid direct exposure to the sun.

Propagation
Crested Cotton Coral Cactus can be propagated by offshoots as well as seeds.


Good-looking best-quality Opuntia varieties can be ordered direct from Planet Desert, the internet’s best succulent store. Shop for Opuntia vestita cristata at the best prices!

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06/27/2022
Rachel W.
United States United States

Great plant quality, minor shipping damage

Beautiful huge plant! But I suppose during shipping, a chunk broke off, the top rock was spilled about the box, and the flesh was withered upon arrival. So far, the plant has rehydrated, the top rocks were collectible, and the cutting may also be viable.

Opuntia vestita crested

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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.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.

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($50 Promo not valid for Houseplant heat packs)

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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