Acanthocereus tetragonus - Fairy Castle Cactus

SKU: MYBG-CACT-ACAN-ACTE
filler
Rs.350
Pot size: 3"

Genus

Acanthocereus

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Size

Small

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Acanthocereus tetragonus €Fairy Castles€™ is a dwarf, columnar, branching, slow growing cactus with spiny, five-sided, mid-green stems producing numerous smaller offsets.Like most cacti they're drought tolerant and need very little care and attention to grow well.

Acanthocereus tetragonus

Family

Cactaceae

Native

North America

Description

Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castle'  is a dwarf, columnar, branching, slow growing  cactus  with spiny, five-sided, mid-green stems producing numerous smaller offsets.The fairy castle cactus name refers to the numerous vertical stems of different heights that resemble spires and turrets. It will reach about 6 feet (1.8 m) tall with great age. Nocturnal, white or yellow flowers are rarely produced.

The fairy castle cactus rarely blooms. Cacti need perfect growing conditions to produce flowers and the plants in the Cereus family bloom at night. Fairy castle cactus flowers are large and white and usually will not occur until the plant is ten years old or more.

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 oragnic 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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