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Cereus caesius

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Features

  • BloomsJuly to October
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourMedium green

Description

Cereus caesius. This species is a large shrub with medium green leaves. The single flowers are white and borne in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

South America

Interest and use

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

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Needs

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

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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