Cereus forbesii monstrose: How to Grow and Care for Ming Thing

Cereus forbesii monstrose Ming Thing

Scientific name: Cereus forbesii monstrose

Common name: Ming Thing

The blue-green columnar succulent is a different version of the same plant. It grows in clusters that add height to the arrangement. It blooms with white flowers.

Quick Look at Cereus forbesii monstrose

  • Full sun to partial shade
  • Typical water needs for a succulent
  • Plant grows up to 12″ (30.5 cm) tall
    Plant grows up to 6″ (15 cm) wide
  • Zone 10a (Minimum 30°F | -1.1°C)
  • Not cold hardy
  • Propagation by cuttings
  • Generally non-toxic to people and pets
  • Winter dormant

General Care for Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing’

The Ming Thing adds height and interest to the container gardens. It’s ability to adapt to different.


The watering needs for a succulent are typical. The “soak and dry” method will allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

If you live in a zone that gets colder than 30F (- 1.1C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun, but can grow in bright indoor light.

You can plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If you’re in the Northern Hemisphere, place a room that gets a lot of sunlight near a southern-facing window.

How to Propagate Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing’

A sterile, sharp knife or a pair of scissors can be used to grow Cereus forbesii monstrose. Allow the main plant’s stem to callous for several days before placing it on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out.


  1. Cereus forbesii monstrose (Ming Thing) – Wikipedia

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