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Cereus Hildmannianus Monstrose

Cereus Hildmannianus Monstrose

Regular price $40.00 USD
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Cereus Hildmannianus f. Cristata Monstruosa (a.k.a. C. peruvianus montruosus) is a teratological (monstrous mutant) cactus form (or cultivar) that grows into a tight bunch of twisted stems with irregular ribs and more or less crested growing points. There are several other crested Cereus clones that have a tendency to fan out, but the Cereus hildmannianus f. cristata monstruosa is surely one of the best form available. Due to its large size it make a spectacular attraction also in pots in the greenhouse or yard and outdoor in the garden too.
This cactus forms a huge crowded and variously shaped heap of stems 0.5-3 (or more) meters tall and wide (depending on clone and growing conditions) and looks more like a giant green coral tree than a cactus and shows different crested and monstrous shapes.
It is generally increased from cuttings. However, on sowing seed, a proportion of seedlings show the same monstrous condition.

LIGHT: Medium sun

WATER: Drought tolerant to moderately most soil

NATIVE: South America

This cactus will ship bare root and will be ready to place directly in a well draining soil mix like our Custom Cactus Mix.

Photos in the listings unless otherwise specified are representative of the plant that will be sent to you.
However, Plants grow differently and each plant may vary slightly in shape, size, growth pattern, etc.
Of course, if you receive a plant that you are dissatisfied with please reach out to us. We want to make it right!

If temperatures near you are below 45℉ we highly recommend adding a Heat Pack to your order.
If temperatures where you live will be much lower than 20℉ even heat packs may not work. You may consider waiting until things warm up a bit. We know you love your plants just like we do and we wouldn't want any of them to freeze.

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