Cereus Forbesii Cristata is a montrose variety of cacti having an abnormal, distorted and disfigured growth. Not one is like the other, which makes it fun to collect all cereus species. This bright green cactus is not only montrose but also crested. Growing fleshy fan-like crest with fine brown spines. A interesting cactus to plant in a terracotta pot while its still small but has potential to grow large. Will do best planted in-ground in a sunny location.
Native to: South America
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: full sun
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks.
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.