Night Blooming Cereus

Cereus spp.

Sweetpotato Cactus

profile iconCereus Argentinensis
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profile iconCereus Argentinensis
by Groovermann (CC BY-SA 3.0)
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Cereus is a genus of around 50 columnar, perennial cacti with spiny stems, originating from rocky habitats in South America and the West Indies. They have characteristic ribbed structures with most species having between 4-10 'ribs'. They produce cup-shaped, colourful - white and yellow - flowers that open at night time, in summer and autumn, followed by ovoid, fleshy fruits that are red and yellow and contain glossy black seeds. This genus contains species that are widely cultivated and available as houseplants.

Planning

Difficulty

Easy

Flowering time

Summer, Autumn

Propagation

Special features

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Drought resistant

Environment

Light

Full Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Loam, Sand, Gravel

Soil PH preference

Neutral, Acid

Frost hardiness

Tender

Personality

Family

Cactaceae

Flower colour

White, Yellow

Scent

None

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