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Cereus forbesii 'Spiralis'

Regular price£21.00

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Useful Information

Plant Bio

Cereus forbesii is part of the Cactaceae family and is native to South America. It is thought that Cereus forbesii 'Spiralis' corkscrew shape was originally a mutation, the plant was then cloned and is now a popular cultivar. It is a trunkless cactus that produces multiple, blue-green, spiralled stems. Stems have between 5-9 ribs and this species is considered a heavy bloomer, producing huge beautiful white flowers between June and August. The blooms only open at night and span 2-4" wide. 

Genus name comes from the Latin cereus meaning "waxen, waxy," from cera meaning "wax", this is in reference to its columnar shape, like a wax candle. The specific epithet is pseudo-Latin for any naturalist with the surname Forbes.

Light: Cereus forbesii needs to see the sun for as many hours of the day as possible; the plant ought to be able to see sun from where it is positioned in the home. Between 5-8 hours of direct sun is optimum for this plant to thrive; a south facing window ledge is ideal. 

Water:  Allow the potting mix to dry out completely in between waterings then water thoroughly, fully saturating the soil. These plants are incredibly drought tolerant.

Potting mix: A well draining mix, something gritty and sharply draining composed primarily of inorganic material such as clay, pumice, lava grit, and only a little peat/coco coir.

You can amend regular potting mix with sand and fine pumice up to 50% to improve texture and drainage.

Fertilising: Cereus forbesii are not heavy feeders but you can feed once a month in the summer. 

Temperature: 21-27˚C. They are also cold hardy providing the substrate isn't wet. 

Humidity: Low humidity and good air circulation.

Cereus forbesii are non-toxic.

Delivery & Returns

​General

Please be aware that your plant may vary from the picture as this is a living item. Variations of shape and colour are perfectly natural and to be expected.  We will send you a plant as close to the picture and description as possible. The picture shown is an example of what's in stock unless stated otherwise.

Our plants are sent with a detailed care guide to help you look after them. You must provide the adequate conditions to keep them alive.

​Shipping & Delivery

We can only ship within the UK. Orders from abroad cannot be fulfilled and will be cancelled & refunded.

We pack and ship all orders on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays to prevent plants waiting in transit over the weekend.

We do send all our plants via next day delivery, however couriers can sometimes take longer. 

Returns

We guarantee our plants 14 day from receipt.  We guarantee to send happy and healthy plants, however, it is your responsibility to care for them and we cannot be held responsible for neglect or mis care. Please send us a picture within 24 hours of receiving your plant and we'll help you out with your issue.

If returning your order, please keep all original packaging and use this to send the plant back to us. This will ensure the plant is kept as safe as possible on its return.

To allow the plant to acclimatise in its new home, there should be no repotting of the plant for a minimum of 14 days after receipt. If any plant has been repotted or a cutting has been taken then we are not able to accept returns.

We are happy to replace your plant if it is very badly damaged in transport. The loss of a leaf in transport on a healthy plant should not generally be cause for any concern. We cannot give a refund for snapped leaves.

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Caring for your new leafy green friends

Dry Out

Dry Out

Please don’t put me on or close to a radiator, the heat will dry me out.

Watering

Watering

Take me out of any ceramic pots when watering to stop my roots rotting.

Light

Light

I need light to survive. Please give me light!

Cold Spots

Cold Spots

I don’t like draughts! Keep me away from any cold spots in the house.

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