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Cereus forma mostruosa cristata

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2019
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plantobsessions

Help me identify this plant please 💚 I am stuck, lol. I think it’s a type of Cereus cactus, just can’t figure out which kind.🧐 Anyone’s help would be highly appreciated! 🥰😘💚🌵💚 •10.21.19• #plantleydi #cacti #cactuslove #cereus 🔉 UPDATE 🔉 Found plant ID’d as Cereus ‘Wild Crest’ 😋🥳 •12.2.19• #cereus-wildcrest #cereuswildcrest

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angiie

Could it be Cereus Peruvianus monstrose 'Curiosity plant' ??

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heelerpup

@angiie I think it is a mini variety of what you said. I know it looks to be a mini itself but there seems to be 2 sizes of it, and some are labeled “curiosity plant mini” The only differences I’m seeing is the space between the branches, the mini’s seem to grow more densely. The tips look the same.

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plantobsessions

Omg Ang that’s exactly what I thought too!!! Until I saw a pic on here with the spines being a little bit longer? And then I lost all hope again lmao 🤦🏻‍♀️

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plantobsessions

Yes! @heelerpup I think you and @angiie are right on the money. Everywhere I have looked is named Cereus Peruvianus, yet all the images look so different 🙄 lol

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heelerpup

Their spines I think are very fragile and hair like, easily dislodged by even the wind. I also wonder if spine growth is dependent on certain conditions. My Cereus Forbesii Monstrose put out very few spines this year, and fewer stayed on. However, a type of wasp nibbled along it’s edges, so that may be where some went.

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ElieM

Cereus forbesii monstrose

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angiie

Good to know @heelerpup 😉👍 overlooked that detail 😊 @plantobsessions we're closer! Lol Probably running around in circles... But soooo close😂😄

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plantobsessions

😂😂 I’m taking a trip to the garden center and hopefully I see it tagged something other than “decorative flower” 🙄😒🤦🏻‍♀️😂 @angiie I appreciate you guys!!! 🥰😘😘😘 @heelerpup @ElieM I didn’t think it was that because my Cereus forbesii monstrose looks so different next to this one..🤨🤦🏻‍♀️

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ElieM

It looks like my forbesii, u can see the pics i have

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angiie

Let us know 😉 😘💚💙💚

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heelerpup

@angiie @plantobsessions So... I have weird and bad news. Doing digging into .gov, USDA, and university info sources, I’ve learned lots of things that only open more questions. The biggest revelation is that Cereus Peruvianus monstrose is not likely to be ANY of these plants that we get, as it is a 20ft tall fruiting cactus in the group of “apple cacti”. They look vastly different. (cont. in next comment)

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