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Cereus peruvianus

Peruvian apple cactus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height3m to 5m
  • Spread3m to 4m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite brown

Description

Cereus peruvianus (Peruvian apple cactus). This is an evergreen columnar cacti silvery-blue-green in colour with tubular white-brown flowers in early summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

Peru

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender (min 11°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

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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