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Cereus forbesii

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Features

  • BloomsJune to October
  • Height4m to 7m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite

Description

Cereus forbesii. This is a ribbed columnar cactus with a blue-green trunk and brown spines. In the summertime white flowers will appear. The flowers are followed by ornamental red fruits. The brown spines will add good texture to the look of this cactus, but of course they are sharp and care should be taken when working around them. They will prefer well drained soil with full sun.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

South America

Interest and use

Ornamental, container, indoors, greenhouse

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • Soil pH7.0
  • 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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