Cereus forbesii 'spiralis' - PERFECT/IMPERFECT
PERFECT/IMPERFECT are plants with blemish, scars, and discoloration. Although not pristine, they are ALL VERY HEALTHY.
The brown spotting is noninvasive scarring that occurs when a cactus has moisture on its surface and indoor temperatures drop below the ideal warmth. This group of plants, unfortunately, had a few cold nights after being watered in late fall and they developed the scarring. We have monitored their condition for over two months to ensure the scarring does not spread in a fungal fashion - which it has not. ALL SALES ARE FINAL.
The Cereus Forbesii 'Spiralis' is a rare cultivar of the Cereus forbesii prized for it's spiral growth habit. When grown from seed, the Spiralis won't start twisting until it reaches a height of 3-4" tall.Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Planter is not included. Plant ships bare root.
There remains confusion around the true identity of the 'Spiralis' cultivar and is believed to be a cross-pollination between the Cereus forbesii and the Cereus peruvianus.
The Spiralis should be grown in a mix of direct and indirect sun and dry conditions.
During the grow season, it should be watered thoroughly, when the soil is dry. During cold, winter months, it should be left to dry between waterings and watered sparingly. Also check your local weather before watering indoor arid plants in winter. It is best to water if there is a stretch of sunshine in the forecast.
The spiralis will bloom big, beautiful white blossoms between June and August. Ensure the light requirements are met and increase watering. The blossoms only open at night and will span between 2-4" wide. Fertilize: Spiralis can be fed with a cactus fertilizer once per month, spring through fall.
Approx. 16" tall and 2" at the widest point. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape.
Nationwide shipping, NYC delivery and pickup available. Delivered Bare root