Pachycereus Marginatus Crested
Please note: Every plant will vary in size, color and shape from the one pictured. Plant ships bare root. Soil included according to plant size.
The Crested Pachycereus marginatus is a beautiful mutation of the Pachycereus marginatus, commonly called the Mexican Fencepost Cactus. The crested formation occurs at random and when a mutation occurs in cell division. Often resulting in crested, fan-like shapes that are coveted in the arid plant community. The Pachycereus marginatus is native to Central Mexico where is can grow up to 20 feet tall as a columnar cactus. The crested variety is a mutation that grows very slowly and will not grow to such impressive heights in the natural world.
The Pachycereus marginatus requires at least 3-4 hours of direct sun to remain healthy and grow evenly indoors. Be careful of very hot windowsills during summer months as the magnification from the glass can burn the plant surface. Because this species has little to no spines, it is more susceptible to sunburn
Allow the soil to dry completely between watering and water thoroughly in the grow season.