What is the spiral cactus?
The spiral cactus, or Cereus forbesii, is native to Peru and for a long time was so rare that only wealthy plant enthusiasts who could afford to fund biologists had the pleasure of owning this unique and beautiful plant. Now it’s becoming more popular spiral cactus for sale , but it’s still more challenging to find than other, less rare cacti.
When full-grown, the spiral cactus can reach heights of 6 to 13 feet tall and be 4 to 5 inches in diameter. Contrary to what people believe, not all cacti are slow growers peruvian spiral cactus ; the spiral cactus is one of the fastest-growing cacti, so you’ll be rewarded quickly for giving this plant the proper care and attention spiral cactus for sale .
The plant has a blueish-green color and feels waxy to the touch. They are heavy bloomers, and the flowers they produce are show-stoppingly beautiful. If you’re lucky enough to experience these blooms peruvian spiral cactus , you can pollinate them to produce a large, non-poisonous purple fruit. We can’t promise it will taste good if you decide to try a bite, but it’s non-toxic if a child or pet chooses to give it a try. Just be careful of the extremely sharp spines spiral cactus for sale .
Why will I love it?
Cereus forbesii ‘Spiralis’ is “plant sculpture” at its finest, a naturally spiralling columnar and otherworldly looking cactus that will add an element of fun to a room.
Light or shade?
Where should I put it?
In front of a sunny window in your living room.
How do I keep it alive?
Like most cacti, it prefers dry roots. You can prevent root rot by using free-draining soil, placing it in a pot with a drainage hole, and allowing the soil to completely dry out between waterings. In spring and summer, water weekly and use fertiliser every two to three weeks spiral cactus for sale . In the autumn and winter, stop watering and feeding, and place your cactus in a cool position. Protect from low temperatures below 10C.
Origin and characteristics of the spiral cactus
Where does the spiral cactus come from? Is it the work of humans? Well, let’s start at the beginning. The scientific name of this plant is Cereus forbesii cv Spiralis; that is, it is a cultivar of the species C spiral cactus for sale . forbesii. A cultivar is a plant that has been artificially selected to maintain some characteristic that attracts attention, in this case, the s spiral cactus plant , piral shape.
The type species, that is, the Cereus forbesii It is native to South America, specifically Argentina and Bolivia. It reaches 7 meters in height, and has a stem which measures about 40 centimeters in diameter.. Thorns sprout from its areolas which, in the case of our protagonist buy spiral cactus , are very short. The flowers are white, with a length of up to 20 centimeters.
Soil or substrate
- the garden: the garden soil must have good drainage. If not, a 1 x 1 meter hole would have to be dug and filled with substrate such as pumice (for sale here!). This will prevent the roots from rotting.
- Flower pot: in the same way, if it is grown in a container it is important that the substrate is adequate, such as pomx or peat mixed with perlite (for sale here!) in equal parts spiral cactus for sale .
Generally, it will be watered little. You have to let the soil dry between one watering and the next, since otherwise we would run the risk of the roots rotting. Also, when watering we do not have to wet the plant, as it could rot spiral cactus for sale .
In case it is potted, do not put a plate underneath. The water that is not absorbed by the earth will end up in it, stagnant. Thus, the plant would continue to have “wet feet” and would soon rot. And that is not to mention that the fungi would weaken it more and more.