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Cactus 'Spiral', Cereus forbesii 'Spiralis', The Twisted Cactus

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  1. Grower's Choice
  2. Scientific Name:

    • Cereus forbesii 'Spiralis' is a cultivar of Cereus forbesii, a species of columnar cactus.
  3. Growth Form:

    • The Twisted Cactus is named for its unique growth pattern. Its stems exhibit a twisting or spiraling form, adding an intriguing aesthetic to the plant.
  4. Stem Structure:

    • The stems are usually ribbed and may have prominent areoles from which spines emerge.
  5. Size:

    • Cereus forbesii 'Spiralis' typically remains a relatively small to medium-sized cactus, making it suitable for both indoor and outdoor cultivation.
  6. Spines:

    • Like many cacti, it may have spines along the ribs of its stems. The spines can vary in color and size.
  7. Cultivation:

    • The Twisted Cactus is relatively easy to care for. It thrives in well-draining soil and requires bright, indirect sunlight. Like most cacti, it prefers infrequent but deep watering.
  8. Indoor and Outdoor Use:

    • It can be grown both indoors and outdoors, depending on the climate. When cultivated indoors, it should be placed in a location with ample sunlight.
  9. Propagation:

    • Cereus forbesii 'Spiralis' can be propagated through stem cuttings. Allow the cut end to callus before planting it in well-draining soil.
  10. Landscape Design:

    • The twisted form of this cactus makes it a unique addition to succulent gardens, xeriscaping projects, or as a standalone specimen.
  11. Hardiness:

    • Check the hardiness of this cactus, especially if you plan to grow it outdoors. Some varieties may be sensitive to frost and cold temperatures.