My Cactus Plants provide unusual cactus plants

 All cactuses here are on sale. We do domestic and international shipping

A monstrous forms of a common cactuses.

A monstrous form occurs when a virus, or a cancer (no one knows, heck it could be cosmic rays) alters the DNA and growth symmetry of a cactus. So, a cactus that was formerly bilaterally symmetrical reverts to an ancestral radial symmetry. The cactus will grow in the monstrous form for a few years, and will sometimes "repair" itself and go back to growing in the normal fashion. 

A cristata form can grow as for years and than can become a monstrous form as it shown on photo 2 above. 


My Cactus Plants provide unusual cactus plants monstrous, cristata forms Grafted on fast growing stem for low prices  Cristation is an abnormal development and become a real living sculptures, sought after by collectors, coveted by plant amateurs

 

Cristation is an abnormal development of an apical meristem characterized by indeterminate proliferate growth. A plant becomes crested when its apex develops laterally from a linear meristem rather than a single point. 


 
A single apical meristem has become unusually broadened ve fused together (Photo 1) this establish the following unlimited growth, As a result the shoots have axial symmetry instead of central symmetry. The plants reached take initially the form of a fan, Then undulate, and end up resembling brains Some times cristata form can change in monstrous form (Photo 2). Side shoots are usually absent or remain small and undeveloped. It is especially prevalent in species with indeterminate growth patterns. Although there is another much rarer type, characterized by a ring-shaped growing point, which produces a hollow shoot (ring fascination).

Some cristate forms of cacti are real living sculptures, sought after by collectors, coveted by plant amateurs, and widely cultivated by commercial grower, they look very outstanding when potted and certainly attract a lot of attention.
The plant showing this abnormal growth are indicated as "forma cristata" or "f. cristata" following the name of the species

  Announce!!! 

I created a new page “New offers” only for my customers and people who want to be my cuastomer. In the page you find very good offer for new rare cactus seedling (some of them are rarity). 

The prices in this page are 20% to 30% less than on other pages in my website.

“New offers” is protected by password. No one can open it. 

If you like to see the offers, send me email to the address: mikglad@cox.net with Subject: "New offer" and I'll email you the Login information. It is not necessary to buy something.

If you want to get a Newsletter ons a month email me with Subject: "All about cacti"

I will renew the page when I have new species for sale. So, time to time you can open the page and see what is on sale.

I will use your email only for answer your questions. 

 If you do not want more to receive my emails, reply adding to the existing Subject word Unsubscribe.   

Notocactus scopa form cristata 


This is one of the choicest and priced crested cacti with white     spineless woolly areoles.

Scientific Name: Notocactus scopa
cv. inermis form cristata

Origin: Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES Appendix II

Synonyms: Parodia scopa forma inermis cristata; Notocactus              scopa forma mostruosa; Notocactus scopa cv. Monstrous                        form cristata; Notocactus scopa 'Monstrosus' f. cristata

Etymology: The form nameinermis derives from the Latin               adjective inermis meaning "unarmed, weaponless,                 defenceless; toothless; stingless, spineless”
(The specific name implies: not spiny)
The form name "cristata" derives from the Latin                                    adjective “cristatus” meaning "crested, tufted (The specific                  name implies: “having the form of a crest, tufted”)

Description: Notocactus scopa forma is one of the most                     distinctive and unmistakable crested plant. It’s very different from                   the common long and dense spiny form of Notocactus scopa.
Areoles : Spineless with a short white wool, they are arranged    geometrically and contrast with the stem.
Spines: Usually absent, a few small bristly spines are occasionally  produced in the flowering areoles.

Hildewintera aureispina f. cristata


Recommended Temperature Zone: 10b: to 1.7 °C           (35 °F) -  11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)
Description:
Growth Habits: Shrubby, up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m),        stems up to 3 inches in diameter (8 cm)    
The development of these plants is columnar, they        grow aiming high with a scarce lateral development.    


 Hildewintera aureispina form cristata is very attractive in collections as  in-home, as well in garden. It is good also for landscaping.

Austrocylindropuntia vestita form cristata

Common name(s): include: "Cotton Coral Cactus", "Cotton Pole",             "Old Man Opuntia"
Origin: Bolivia

Etymology: The species name "vestita" refers to the plants' vestments,        its clothing of white hairs that turns into dens colonies what appears to       be patches of snow remembering the high mountain peaks that        surround - on all sides - the habitat of this plant
Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 10-11
 Description: Austrocylindropuntia vestita It forms slim columns densely cloaked with thin long white hairs. Every one has it, grows and flowers     well. It is usually a slender columnar white and very furry cactus from        high altitude. The standard plants form branch both basally and near         the top of the stems.
Stem: Cylindrical 2-3 cm in diameter covered densely with long white     hairs. The stems can eventually grow to almost 60 cm tall
Flowers: A. vestita is not a reliable bloomer. When flowering finally      occurs, the flowers will be a beautiful deep red or violet up to 2-2,5cm     . The hairiness of the pericarpel is mostly as dense as that of the stems, merely the spination remains less. The flowers are developed always         at the top of the stems.
Min Temperature: 50 ° F (10 ° C)
Frost Tolerance: Light frost only

Cereus peruvianus monstrous    form is a curiosity cactus.

Mutated form of Cereus hildmannianus. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Moderate water summer. Hardy to 25°F. Grows to 16' tall; 8' diameter. Origin: Southeastern Brazil, northern Argentina. Landscape Use: Strong focal point for xeric landscape themes, container plant, rock garden, large patiosGrowth Habits: Slowly upright and branched to 20' (specific variants can grow to 50')

Cereus peruvianus is a large erect, thorny columnar cactus. It is an unexplored, underutilized cactus, grown only as an ornamental plant, even though it produces attractive, edible fruits.

 Scientific name Euphorbia lactea forma cristata variegata cultivar

Origin:  Garden origin (Nursery produced cultivar)

Common Names include: "Elkhorn" , "Frilled Fan" or "Crested Euphorbia". 

Description: Euphorbia lactea cristata or Elkhorn is a crested form with intricately undulating fan-shaped branches forming a snaky ridge or crowded cluster. The more common crested form is dark green attractively marked with  silver-gray zig-zag patterns. 

This rare Euforbia doesn't even look like a real plant. Very good in dry indoor situations and in garden

 Notocactus scopa forma cristata  Grafted for sale $12.00

Out of stock

 

 

 

 

 

 

This is one of the choicest and priced crested cacti with white spineless woolly areoles.


 Hildewintera aureispina form cristata  Sample 1 For sale $12.00

 


 

 

Hildewintera aureispina               f. cristata is very attractive           in collections as in-home,           as well in garden. It is             good for landscaping.

 
Out of stock

  Hildewintera aureispina form cristata sample 2  For sale $15.00

 Hildewintera aureispina f. cristata is very attractive in collections as in-home, as well in garden. It is good for landscaping.

Innumerable amount of yellow spines sparkle on the sun. This sample is very attractive

Out of stock

 Austrocylindropuntia vestita f. cristata 

 

 

Out of stock

 

A. vestita f. cristata has unsegmented, undulating pads covered with fine white hair. The tube-like grows at the top of the cactus are modified leaves, which remain a good part of the year.

 Cereus peruvianus monstrous form

$7.00. New price - $4.95

Out of stock

 

It is 10 cm tall and 6 cm wide.

Cereus peruvianus monstrous is a curiosity cactus. Mutated form of Cereus hildmannianus. Light shade, olr partial sun. Heat tolerant. Moderate water summer. Hardy to 25°F. Grows to 16' tall; 8' diameter. Origin: Southeastern Brazil, northern Argentina. Landscape Use: Strong focal point for xeric landscape themes, container plant, rock garden, large patios

 

This is my grafted Euforbia lactea form cristata variegata


The Euphorbia lactea cristata variegata for sale $12.00 New price $10.00
 This grafted plant grows very fast
Out of Stock

Euforbia lactea f. cristata          variegata cultivar


This rare Euforbia doesn't even look like a real plant. Very good in dry indoor situations and in garden

Make a free website with Yola