Pachycereus Marginatus Crested


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.

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 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.


Direct sun. 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 specie 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. 

Tula's Tip

If new growth appears and it is not crested, remove the pups to grow elsewhere so the crested formation is left uninterrupted. Fertilize: Feed with a cactus fertilizer once per month, spring through fall.


Small measures 4" diameter grow pot. Medium measures 5" grow pot. Large and X-Large measures 6" grow pot. Every plant will vary in size, color and shape. 


Delivery Method

Nationwide shipping, NYC delivery and pickup available. Delivered Bare root