Cereus peruvianus Monstrosus

SKU: MYBG-CACT-CERE-PEMO
filler
Rs.750
Type: Grafted

Genus

Cereus

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Cereus peruvianus €Monstrosus€™ is an incredibly unique specimen that grows taller than most any other succulent in a columnar form.

Monstrose Apple Cactus

Family

Cactacaea

Native

South Texas

Description

Cereus peruvianus  Monstrosus is an incredibly unique specimen that grows taller than most any other succulent in a columnar form.

This cactus features irregularly ribbed gray-green stems that grow up to 15 feet tall.  As Monstrosus grows more mature, it blooms (rarely) large night-blooming white flowers and edible orange fruits with white flesh that look similar to an apple. Flowers only open at night however, and live for less than 24 hours before closing..

Environment

This plant best grows in porous soil, and required good drainage. A sunlight friendly plant, this requires ample of bright light and airflow. Watering is required when the soil becomes dry to touch.

Landscape Uses

This is a beautiful specimen cactus for a large cactus or succulent garden. It can make an interesting plant for a large container and is a nice centerpiece for a warm, sunny courtyard. The plant does have a few spines so care should be taken in its location.

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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