Cardoncillo (Peniocereus striatus)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 11, 2019 1:39 PM

Skinny stemmed cactus with short spines, engorged, tuberous roots, reddish purple flowers, and bright red, edible fruit. Stem is about 1/4 inch wide and brownish green with 6-9 ribs, 2 central spines, and 9-10 radial spines. Nocturnal flowers in July. From Baja California Sur, Sonora, and far southern Arizona. Widespread but rare in habitat, and often difficult to find when not flowering or fruiting.

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