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Cereus Genus

Apple cactus

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Cereus genus (Apple cactus). This is a columnar, perennial cacti with spiny stems; there are about 40 species. The flowers are cup-shaped and usually open at night.

Characteristics

Perennials, Fragrants

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Grown for the cup-shaped flowers usually open at night.

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 7C and will need full sun and very well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate in the spring by seeds or branching species by stem cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects may be a problem.

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