|Full Description: Cactus species variety Lophocereus schottii monstrose-"Spiralis" Form Has spiraled stem growth that is very unusual with a pronounced raised rib that spirals upward along the main stems or trunk. Stem growth is green-gray in color averaging 3" to 6" inches in diameter, almost completely spineless. Older specimens can grow up to 20' feet tall. Slow growing. Drought tolerant. Very interesting landscape plant with its unusual spiraled stem growth.
Common Names : Totem Pole Cactus variety "Spiral"
Synonyms : Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus, Cereus schottii var. monstrosus, Pilocereus schottii var. monstrosus. Synonyms for non-monstrose species; Cereus schotti, Pilocereus schottii, Lophocereus schottii, Cereus sargentianus, Pilocereus sargentianus, Cereus schottii, Pilocereus
Native To : Lophocereus schottii the non-monstrose species (Also linked below for reference) is found in both Arizona and Mexico, Arizona-only on the southern edge of the state and Mexico-both the mainland and the Baja peninsula, but this monstrous form is only found in a small area NE of El Arco, about halfway down the Baja peninsula in Mexico. This monstrose spiraled form is considered sterile and is duplicated from stem cuttings.
Flowers : The non-monstrose species form has pinkish white flowers, but this monstrose variety rarely blooms and besides the possibility of abnormal seeds from the species propagating it is primarily duplicated by vegetative cuttings.
More Info. : There are other monstrose forms of this species but with thicker and thinner stem growth named Lophocereus schottii form monstrose Variety "minor" "mieckleyanus" and Lophocereus schottii form monstrose Variety "major". To differentiate the two as both are very similar this variety linked below is often referred to as Variety "major" or Lophocereus Schottii Var. Monstrose-(major). The monstrose variation offered on this catalog page though is for spiraled or 'Spiralis' form.
Then there is also the true species form linked below. The non-monstrose or true species of Lophocereus schottii recently reclassified as Pachycereus schottii and commonly called "Senita" is a large candelabra type landscape cactus native to Mexico & Arizona, click the link below to see this variety in its non-monstrose form.
(Below is a link to view Lophocereus Schottii monstrose variety "major" which we also grow ).
Growth characteristics : This spiraled form of Lophocereus Schottii usually makes a spiral by turning in only one direction of either clockwise or counter clock wise, but on rare occasions it can change direction.
Offered As : A 12"+ long cutting to all mail order locations. Rooted plants are also available only to locations with in the U.S. or maybe picked up at our walk in nursery location. Click the link below for info.
( Below are more pictures of Lophocereus schottii variety monstrose-"Spiralis" detail of apex & example of a new offshoot ).
( Pictured above is an example of L.S. mon. var. 'Spiral' as a new branch or offshoot recently separated or rooted on its own but not yet displaying the spiral as too young ).
( Pictured above is a detailed view of L.S.mon var "Spiral" apex or top ).
Established 5 gallon rooted plant(s) up to larger specimen plant(s) may also be available for shipping within the U.S. only or for pick-up as most are very large, so sorry but no international shipping of large plants.
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