Peniocereus Maculatus Cactus Plant


Pot size: 5"
Sale priceRs.850.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days


Flower Color

Non Fragrant



Flowering Season






With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Balcony,Low Maintenance


Product Description

Peniocereus are famous for their spectacular blooming, which occurs at night. They usually have white or pinkish red,

Desert night-blooming cereus




United States & Mexico


Peniocereus is a genus of vine-like, night-blooming cacti. 

They have not the typical upright habit of other Cactaceae: they are, usually, vines clinging on other succulent bushes, which provide shade and physical support, with their stems more narrow and less succulent than in most other Cactaceae.

They have a large underground tuber, thin and inconspicuous stems that are cylindrical and reach 2 centimeters of diameter. Usually, they are divided into 6-10, not so pronounced ribs, and are pale green, with a reddish-gryish tinge. The areoles, namely the buds from which spines sprout, are usually whitish and lined up along the ribs. Spines can be small and or absent, like in P. maculatus, or more pronounced, depending on the species. Young stems may be covered in a white fluff.

Peniocereus are famous for their spectacular blooming, which occurs at night. They usually have white or pinkish red, big flowers with numeros, lanceolate petals, arranged in two layers: the upper one facing upwards, and the lower one which is more wide and facing outwards, surrounding a central, abundant bunch of stamens (the stamens are the male reproductive organs of the flowers).

Peniocereus's root is used in traditional medicine to treat diabetes and other diseases.

EnvironmentIt requires an exposure to partial shade, as, in its natural habitat, it’s used to climb on other plants. However, a partially exposed position will do well anyway.It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 12-15 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period, although it can actually bear temperatures around 0ºC id if its substrate is maintained dry.

Water moderately and only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water it once a week in spring and summer, reduce it to once every two months in autumn and to suspend it completely in winter.

A well-draining substrate, rich in mineral nutrients, is an optimal solution. For example, a soil suitable for cacti mixed with pumice, can do well, better if the organic matter is maintained at a rate around 15-20%.It’s important to choose deep, cylindrical pots, to host its big, tuberous roots.Provide your Peniocereus with a structure to which it can cling, as it’s a vine cacti!

They do not need frequent fertilizations, it is enough to dilute fertilizer with watering once a year.

Landscape Uses

Usually these are outdoor plant, grass lands, landscapes.

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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