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Mammillaria elongata cristata 'Brain Cactus' Crested


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The Mammillaria elongata cristata - or 'Brain Cactus' - is a crested form of the Mammillaria elongata. The term 'crested' refer to the way in which this plant grows in a 'crest' or wave-like fashion, rather than as columns, each with a single growing tip. Due to this growing pattern the crested form of Mammillaria elongata can grow more slowly than its regular form, and can put out shoots of reverted - or regular - columnar growth. Due to its appearance this plant is sometimes referred to as the 'Brain Cactus.'

Like most cactus, the Mammillaria elongata cristata grows best in a gritty, well-draining mix which allows it's roots to dry in-between watering. This plant grows best in partial shade where it can get all the benefits of bright light without being scorched on hot days. 

Your plant/s will be posted bare-rooted and safely packaged. If you're interested in this item, don't miss our other cactus varieties!

Please note that unless specified otherwise, the flowers on your plant may be different to those shown in pictures. Also, your plant may vary in colour/patterning from those in the pictures, due to the nature of the species' variability, different climates, and different growing conditions. 

Unfortunately due to regulations we cannot post to WA, TAS or NT.