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Cereus forbesii monstrose 'Ming Thing'

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SEER-ee-us FOR-bes-ee-eye mon-STROH-se
Description

'Ming Thing' exhibits naturally occurring mutant growth, in the form of sculptural club-like shapes of blue-green columnar cactus from Bolivia and Argentina. Woolly areoles and short black spines appear on top of these many bizarre stems. This plant can tolerate somewhat lower lighting than most cacti. It grows slowly up to 1 foot.

Grow in soil appropriate for cacti in clay pots with several drainage holes. Place outside during the summer in partial shade to filtered shade and bring inside before frost. Allow the soil to dry out between waterings.

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Tags:
#succulent#interiorscape#night-flowering#cactus#xeriscaping#partial shade tolerant#container plants
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#succulent#interiorscape#night-flowering#cactus#xeriscaping#partial shade tolerant#container plants
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cereus
    Species:
    forbesii
    Family:
    Cactaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Bolivia, Argentina
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Houseplant
    Succulent
    Growth Rate:
    Slow
    Maintenance:
    Low
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Dappled Sunlight (Shade through upper canopy all day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    9b, 9a, 10b, 10a, 11b, 11a
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    White
    Flower Shape:
    Funnel
    Flower Description:
    Night-blooming large white flower with purple hues
  • Leaves:
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Blue
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Blue-green stems in sculptural club-like shapes