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A picture of a Acanthocereus

Acanthocereus

Acanthocereus spp.

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

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

13b

USDA zone

18°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

This plant has a mild fragrance

More images of Acanthocereus

Some green Acanthocereus growing in the wild
A close up of some spiny Acanthocereus plant stems
A photo of Acanthocereus

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. Spines are thorn-like, short and stout. Mature fruits may have spines, they are red and contain large black seeds in a red pulp. The flowers are white and nocturnal and can be fragrant and have spines and scales.

How to propagate Acanthocereus

Cuttings

Seed

Special features of Acanthocereus

Attractive leaves