Cereus (night blooming) - Knowledgebase Question

Wilmington, DE
Question by mike567
February 25, 1999
Could you tell me anything about this plant? A flat leaf put in shallow dirt, grows into a plant. Is this a cactus type or what? What care is needed?


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Answer from NGA
February 25, 1999

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Cereus peruvianus is a tall, branching, treelike cactus that eventually reaches 30'-50' tall. The plant has striking bluish green, ribbed leaves, scattered with spines. The white flowers, 6-7 inches long and 5 inches across, open at night. It's a tender cactus, easily damaged by frost. Plant yours in a container, put it outdoors in full sunshine during the spring and summer months, and take it indoors during the fall and winter months. Cactus needs fast-draining sandy soil and very little water.

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