This strange crested plant is supposed to descend from a
wild specimen found in Mexico,
it is very nice and forms many
sculptural monstrous and crested shapes.
Description: Produces lots
of sculptural green
crested shapes with white wool on the top and any or a few very
short bristly reddish
spines. It looks more like a green coral tree than a
cactus and shows different crested and monstrose shapes.
There are several other crested Cereus clones that have a tendency to
fan out, but the "Wild Crest" is surely one of the best
form available. Due to its compact and reduced size It make a spectacular attraction
also in small pots in the greenhouse and in the house too.
Cereus sp. cv. Wild Crest (unknown)
This plant is said to be
a wild monstrosity from Mexico.
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix 2.
Cereus sp. "Wild crest"
grows well on its
own roots and
will form quite large
if given time and grown properly. They are semi hardy, make sure that
your Cereus are not exposed to temperatures below -4°C or they
may die, nevertheless it is a good advice never let the nighttimes
temperatures fall below 10°C. Protect from
freezes. Water thoroughly during the
growing season when soil is
dry to the touch. Need a well-drained soil mix with small
gravel added to ensure drainage. Less or no water during cold
winter months to prevent
root loss. Since they are big sized plants need plenty of space for
their roots, repotting should be done every other year or when the plant
has outgrown its pot. It
needs bright light,
and some direct sun, but
avoid direct afternoon sun in summer.
Newly potted plants should not be fertilized for a year، established
plants should be fertilized once each spring with a high potassium
ventilated as it is prone to
Propagation: Cuttings in summer
(Cuttings will root only in hot weather. Cuttings must be kept very dry
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