How to care for and propagate Cereus forbesii monstrose 'Ming Thing'Cereus forbesii monstrose 'Ming Thing' care and propagation informationPin

Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing’

This blue-green columnar succulent is a mutated version of Cereus forbessi. It grows in clusters that can add height to arrangements. It blooms unreliably with white flowers.

Quick Look:

  • 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

perle von nurnberg aeonium kiwi succulent identification cards on phone

Get an identification and care card for this succulent and over 180 other succulent varieties!

These instant download cards give you a quick overview of the essential details of each succulent’s care needs. You can store them on your computer or keep them on your phone for quick reference.

Care and Propagation Information

General Care for Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing'

Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing' adds height and interest to succulent container gardens. Because of its ability to adapt to different

Watering

Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing' has typical watering needs for a succulent. It's best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.

Where to Plant

‘Ming Thing' is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 30°F (-1.1°C), 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 also grow in bright indoor light.

Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day. If planting indoors, place in a room that gets a lot of sunlight, such as near a southern-facing window (if you're in the Northern Hemisphere).

How to Propagate Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing'

To propagate Cereus forbesii monstrose ‘Ming Thing' from cuttings, use a sterile, sharp knife or pair of scissors. Remove a stem from the main plant, and allow it to callous for several days before placing on well-draining soil. Water whenever the soil has dried out completely.