Cereus Repandus f. monstrose Cactus Plant

SKU: MYBG-CACT-CERE-REPM

Pot size: 4"
Price:
Sale priceRs.620.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days

Cereus

Genus

White

Flower Color

Summer

Flowering Season

Large

Size

Low

Maintenance

Yes

With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Cereus repandus f. monstrose is a large, columnar, thorny cactus, with cylindrical gray-green to blue stems that can grow up to 10m in height.

Monstrose Apple Cactus

Family

Cactacaea

Native

South America

Description

Cereus repandus f. monstrosa (Monstrosa Apple Cactus) is a large, columnar, thorny cactus, with cylindrical gray-green to blue stems that can grow up to 10m in height. The showy, white, nocturnal flowers remain open for only one night. 

This cactus is a shy bloomer but when it does they are small white flowers that give way to orange to red fruit that looks similar to an apple.hence known as a Monstrosa Apple.

Flowers only open at night however and live for less than 24 hours before closing. 

Blooming usually happens from summers. After blooming, the plant will produce fleshy fruits. When ripe, the fruit opens up exposing an edible pulp.

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

Cereus repandus is suitable and considered in the group of xeriscape plants. They are effective as container plants especially when included in rock gardens or with other cacti. As tree-like cacti, Cereus repandus f. monstrose make impressive accent plants and hedges.

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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