Cereus Peruvianus Cristata.
The Cereus Peruvianus Cristata is a very unique and unusual cactus. A compact form of the normal Cereus Peruvianus with fan shaped crested whorled stems, grey-green to blue-green in colour. Widely spaced areoles have whitish-grey wool but the amount of spines is very variable in both amount and colour; numerous or absent, grey or reddish-brown. The flowers are nocturnal 12-15cm long, white petals with reddish tips if you are lucky enough to get them as some specimens may unfortunately not flower. This strange cactus makes a great and intriguing houseplant.
Very easy to keep and needs minimal maintenance. Probably the only ones of this size for sale in the UK.
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CEREUS PERUVIANUS CRISTATA.
Latin Name: Cereus Peruvianus Cristata.
Origin: Garden Origin. Nursery produced cultivar.
Hardiness: Frost tender
Growth Characteristics: Relatively fast growing compact evergreen cactus. Fan shaped whorled stems grey-green to blue-green. Widely spaced areoles, with very variable spines. Nocturnal white flowers.
Sun: Bright position.
Soil: Sharply draining soil. Gritty.
Moisture: Water well when soil during spring/summer(allow to dry before re-watering), less in Autumn and dry in winter.
Feeding: Feed half strength liquid fertilizer in Spring
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