3.5" Crested Monstrose Cactus

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These guys come in their 3.5" plastic containers and will be labeled with their proper names! This collection does include Euphorbias, which can irritate your eyes and skin when the white milky sap comes out of their nicks and cuts. 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.

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