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Cereus validus

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Features

  • BloomsMarch to October
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Cereus validus. This species is a columnar cactus. It will produce dull blue-green stems. The flowers are cup-shaped with white inside petals and red-pink outside petals; they are borne in the early autumn.

Characteristics

Perennial, Shrub or 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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