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Twisted Cereus

Twisted Cereus

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 2-4 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: white or pale pink
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Twisted Cereus, a term often used to describe several species of cacti with twisted or spiraled growth habits, is a unique and visually intriguing plant. One common species referred to as Twisted Cereus is Cereus forbesii spiralis. This cactus is native to South America and is known for its unusual, spiraling stem growth.

In cultivation, Twisted Cereus typically grows to about 2 to 4 feet tall, with a spread of 1 to 2 feet. The most striking feature of this cactus is its stem, which grows in a distinct spiral or corkscrew pattern. The stem is ribbed, with areoles that produce spines along the ribs.

The Twisted Cereus prefers full sun to partial shade, with bright sunlight encouraging more pronounced spiral growth and better overall health. It thrives in well-draining cactus or succulent soil mix and requires moderate watering, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Flowering in Twisted Cereus is similar to other Cereus species, producing large, nocturnal flowers that are white or pale pink. However, flowering is less common in indoor or cultivated settings.

This cactus is a popular choice among succulent and cactus enthusiasts due to its unique form. It makes an excellent conversation piece in a succulent garden, rock garden, or as a standalone container plant. The Twisted Cereus is also well-suited for xeriscaping and low-water garden designs.

Overall, the Twisted Cereus is a fascinating and low-maintenance plant, ideal for adding an exotic and sculptural element to both indoor and outdoor spaces. Its distinctive spiraled growth pattern sets it apart from other cacti, making it a prized specimen in any cactus collection.

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