Growing Cresting Succulents
Since it is unusual for cresting succulents to occur, they’re considered rare or unique. They are more valuable than a traditional succulent, as reflected by online prices. However, there are plenty of them for sale, so possibly we should just call them unusual.
Keeping this in view, can you force a succulent to be crested?
Crested and monstrose mutations are not unique to succulents. Any type of plant can be crested. However, crested succulents are more common than other types of plants because succulents are more able to survive harsher conditions and are hardier plants.
Additionally, how can you tell if a succulent is crested?
What is crested Echeveria?
Crested Echeveria Frosty
A unique, evergreen crested succulent has light margins on its fleshy, light blue-green leaves. In spring, it produces small orange and yellow flowers on its stems, which can grow up to 8-inches tall.
Because it’s actually a succulent, crested euphorbia is a low-water houseplant and needs infrequent watering (typically once every couple of weeks or so). Take care not to overwater this easy houseplant; if the green rootstalk on the bottom rots, the top will get too heavy and collapse.
Fasciation can be caused by hormonal imbalances in the meristematic cells of plants, which are cells where growth can occur. Fasciation can also be caused by random genetic mutation. … General damage to a plant’s growing tip and exposure to cold and frost can also cause fasciation.
Cristate or “crested” saguaros form when the cells in the growing stem begin to divide outward, rather than in the cir- cular pattern of a normal cactus. This is an unusual mutation which results in the growth of a large fan-shaped crest at the growing tip of a saguaro’s main stem or arms.
Please keep in mind Senecio vitalis can be toxic. Take precautions when handling this succulent. To remove a stem for propagation, wear nitrile dipped gloves and, using a sharp knife, cut a stem near the base of the plant. Allow the end of the stem to callous over for several days before placing in well-draining soil.