Crested & Monstrose Cactus by James


James our 14 year old is responsible for these guys, he gets all the profit after costs!! 

These Ornamental guys come in their 3.5" plastic containers and will be labeled with their proper names unless specified in each listing.   ALWAYS wear gloves when handling!!! We will do our very best to give you all different types, if we can’t, there may be some multiples but we usually always have at least 5 different types in stock if not a few more.

Cristate forms, or crests, occur when the cells of the growing point of a plant begin to multiply erratically, elongating the growing tip to form "fans", rather than the usual single growing point. This can occur as a result of genetics, or from mechanical damage to the growing tip in the form of sudden cold, insect damage or other causes. When a plant is crested, it develops a form which often is far more attractive and interesting than the normal plant from which it has come.

Cristate (crested) plants require less light than the normal forms. Succulent crests should occasionally be trimmed of normal growth to perpetuate the cristate form. Cristate cacti should have "normals" removed carefully, and only during the active growing season.

**Soil can get displaced during shipping, simply pinch the soil back into their containers, straighten their position and give a gentle drink/rinse of water.** 

Customer Reviews

Based on 21 reviews
Couldn't be Happier!!

I had a problem receiving my first order and when I e-mailed them at Succulent Source I received an immediately reply. They made everything very easy for me.
My plants were packed great and I couldn't be happier with them and the personal service. I will be ordering again very soon.

Very happy with my order!

My plants were packed well and arrived in good condition. Also, I am very pleased with the size.


Great quality product as usual. here is the link to my YouTube review!

Beats expectations

This is bigger than I expected and very healthy. My order came quite fast and yes, it was a bit of a mess, but really no big deal. Very satisfied with my brain!

We are so glad you are satisfied with your brain.... crested montrose cactus!!! Thank you for your order. Sometimes the orders aren't handled with the care we ask for during shipping but a quick rinse of water does wonders. ENJOY!!!
3.5" Crested Monstrose Cactus

Arrived in 3 days. Box was dented slightly, but were well packaged and plants weren't hurt. Healthy, bigger than expected. Love them will definitely buy more plants in future.

We are so glad you love the crested cactus. Thank you for your order and for sharing the pictures. They look so great. We hope to hear from you again soon. Please tell your friends and family about our low succulent prices and quick shipping.