Succulent News — crested
Crested or Monstrose Form SucculentsA “cristate” is a mutation of the original plant. The normal growing point gets damaged therefore multiple points grow perpendicular to the usual growing direction. This does not damage the plant from growing but it will prevent it from growing a normal single rosette so it will start to look completely different to its normal counterpart. Just above the root tip and below the surface of the branches of a plant is the apical meristem which is continually dividing. A crested succulent happens when there is a genetic defect within the apical meristem.
- Bridgette Fleming
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