Cereus Peruvianus

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Characteristics

Species: repandus

Other Species Names: Peruvian Apple Cactus

Plant Height: 48-72 in.

Spread: 36-60 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: Upright

Summer Foliage Color: Green

Minimum Sunlight: Bright

Maximum Sunlight: Bright

Ornamental Features

Cereus Peruvianus, sometimes also known as the Night Blooming Cereus, produces large white flowers that bloom for one night only.

Landscape Attributes

Cereus Peruvianus has a sculptural quality that lends to modern interiors and dramatic patio design. This is a very low maintenance plant. It has no significant negative characteristics. Cereus Peruvianus display best when used in multiple, different height plants per pot and as stand-alone single specimens.

Planting & Growing

Cereus Peruvianus will grow 4-6 feet tall and 3-5 feet wide with age. It grows slowly, and with age will produce side branches. This shrub should be grown in bright sunlight all day long. It does require minimal moisture, but as a Cactus can withstand being dry. It will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH as long as it drains completely. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Cereus Peruvianus is a fine choice for sunny patio plantings, with the added interest of nocturnal flowering. It will require Winter protection.