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Night Blooming Cereus

Cereus spp.

Also known as

Sweetpotato Cactus, Apple cactus

Cereus Argentinensis by Groovermann (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

5m

Max

1m

1m

Min

50cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Night Blooming Cereus Overview

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'. These plants 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.

Common problems with Night Blooming Cereus

How to propagate Night Blooming Cereus

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Night Blooming Cereus

Attractive flowers

Attractive leaves

Drought resistant

Other uses of Night Blooming Cereus

Grown for the cup-shaped flowers usually open at night.