Cereus Peruvianus Cactus Plant

SKU: MYBG-CACT-CERE-PERU

Pot size: 5"
Price:
Sale priceRs.560.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days

Cereus

Genus

Cream

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Large

Size

Low

Maintenance

Once a Week

Water Requirement

Yes

With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Cereus repandus (syn. Cereus peruvianus), the Peruvian apple cactus, is a large, erect, spiny columnar cactus with large, cream-colored, nocturnal flowers.

Cereus repandus

Family

Cactaceae

Native

South America

Description

Cereus repandus, the Peruvian apple cactus, is a large, erect, spiny columnar cactus. It is also known as giant club cactus, hedge cactus, cadushi, and kayush. Cereus repandus is grown mostly as an ornamental plant.

With an often tree-like appearance, its cylindrical gray-green to blue stems can reach 10 metres (33 feet) in height and 10–20 cm in diameter as a self-supporting plant.

There are nine to ten rounded ribs that are up to 1 centimeter high. The small areoles on it are far apart. The gray, needle-like thorns are very variable. They are often numerous, but can also be missing entirely. The longest thorns are up to 5 centimeters long.

In the flowering season it produces large cream-white nocturnal flowers, extremely delicate but at the same time showy and remain open for only one night.

Environment

Like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well. Not enough sunlight and over-watering are common mistakes.

Plenty of sunshine will keep this cacti more than happy. In a glass room you may have to provide some shade during a hot summers day to prevent sunburn.

They should be fertilized during their growing season in the summer with a good organic fertilizer.

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes & Terrariums

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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