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PlantFiles: Crested Top Cactus
Strombocactus disciformis f. cristata

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Strombocactus
Species: disciformis f. cristata

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
N/A

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral CactusJordi On Nov 12, 2012, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

This crest is also growing at the Strombo. disciformis var. seideli site.
I doubt that its flowers are sterile and don't set seeds. But of course, not a crested but only normal growth is to be expected from germinated seeds of a crest.



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