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Echinofossulucactus crispatus f. cristata
(Syn: Stenocactus crispatus cristatus)
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Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the echinofossulocactus crispatus complex
(This Taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Echinofossulocactus) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):

Photo gallery: Alphabetical listing of Cactus and Succulent pictures published in this site.

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:
Stenocactus crispatus
(A. P. de Candolle) A. Berger ex A. W. Hill 1933, (Mexico)

This is one of the species with the prettiest spination:
Spine are flattened, ferocious-looking with one very long (3 -10cm ) central spine directed upwards. The ribs are thin with very undulated or curled ridges. The crested form is particularly beautiful.

Cultivation: Easy to to care and flower. It needs regular cacti soil with good drainage. Propagation: Seeds (usually) Exposure: It likes strong sunshine but is tolerant and do well with  light shade during the hot Summer months, allow to dry between watering. It should not be watered at all in winter.  Frost Tolerance: does not tolerate intense or prolonged cold (hardy to  -5C if kept dry)


 

 


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