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Cereus peruvianus ‘Monstrosus’

Peruvian apple cactus

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Features

  • BloomsJune to August
  • Height3m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite brown

Description

Cereus peruvianus ‘Monstrosus’ (Peruvian apple cactus). An upright, perennial cactus producing swollen, sometimes fan-shaped, silver-blue stems and yellow spines on 4-8 uneven ribs.

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

This cactus is unlikely to flower in cultivation.

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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