Lobivia tiegeliana forma cristata
green ribs with flat tubercles between which the areoles appear.
Spines: Arranged like little spiders, brownish, turn greyish
Flowers: Deep red.
Cultivation: It is a summer grower
species that offers no cultivation
difficulties. Water regularly in summer (but do not
overwater ) keep rather dry in winter.
Feed with a high
potassium fertilizer in summer.
It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -5° C).
Need a bright exposure, full sun
or half shade in summer.
Propagation: Grafting, cutting.