T. lophophoroides forma cristata "minima"
(A thin crest variant)
Description: This plant is recognizable without
problems for the
areoles with white
young), soon becoming bare.
Spines 2 to 5 (typically 4) about 4 to 8 mm long, in a cross like
needle-like or fine
awl-like, flat spread and often somewhat curved to the
lophophoroides is a plant adapted to a
specific type of soil and quite prone to rot especially after the first
flowering. A 10 -30% of natural gypsum could be added to a very well
drained soil. keep dry in
winter or when night temperatures remain below 10° C, it is hardy to -4°C
for a short period. Assure a good ventilation. Exposures: Full sun is
useful to obtains a natural looking and for flowering, but some shadow
is recommended during the hottest hours in summer.
Propagation: by vegetative propagation grafting or stem cuttings.