Neobuxbaumia Polylopha Cristata is the crested form of a columnar cactus. A rare cactus to bloom but may flower white blooms with red petals. A very unique cactus to collect since they are all different from one another. The structure of this cactus is bright green with soft yellow spines covering the entire surface of the cactus.
Native to: Mexico
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: full sun to partial shade
Bloomtime: Spring to Summer
Bloom Color: pink/red/magenta/orange/yelow
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.