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A picture of a Acanthocereus


Acanthocereus spp.

Cereus species is it W IMG 0744 by J.M.Garg (CC BY 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering


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This plant has a mild fragrance

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Acanthocereus Overview

Acanthocereus is a genus containing around 14 succulent species in the cacti family, Cactaceae. Species are primarily sprawling or shrubby plants, often with distinctly angled, arching stems. The flowers are white and nocturnal and can be fragrant and have spines and scales. Spines are thorn-like - short and stout. Mature fruits too, may have spines, are red and contain large black seeds in a red pulp.

How to propagate Acanthocereus



Special features of Acanthocereus

Attractive leaves