Cleistocactus Samaiapatanus Cristata Cactus.
The Cleistocactus Samaiapatanus Cristata is an extremely unique and beautiful cactus. Wavy and undulating pale green fans, turning pinkish in sunlight have white areoles and softish tiny spines. Large brilliant red tubular flowers are produced in Summer. This strange cactus makes a great and intriguing houseplant.

Very easy to keep, needing minimal maintenance. Probably the only ones at this size for sale in the UK.


These are amazing quality Cacti come from a Specialist Grower. Photos 1-3 show some of the actual plants coming into stock from April. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes.

Click into the "Height" box and price of each plant is shown next to its size. UK delivery is FREE on all our plants and palms.


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SKU: CISamCres-10
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  • Latin Name: Cleistocactus Samaiapatanus Cristata.

    Origin: Bolivia.

    Hardiness: -5 if kept dry but preferably kept frost free.

    Growth Characteristics: Slow growing, evergreen cactus. Pale green, turning pinkisk in sunlight, undulating crests with white areoles and softish spines. Brilliant red tubular flowers in summer.

    Sun: Bright position.

    Exposure: Sheltered.

    Soil: Sharply draining soil. Gritty. 

    Moisture: Water sparingly during spring/summer(allow to dry before re-watering), less in Autumn and dry in winter. Sensitive to over watering.

    Feeding: Feed half strength liquid fertilizer in Spring

  • Pre-Order Now For Delivery From April.


    All palms have been imported with phytosanitary certificates from top quality growers.