Night Flowering Cactus
Cereus repandus 'Florida'
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This succulent cactus is a native to Florida. Also known as night flowering cactus, it produces edible red fruits when mature. It is frequently grown as a houseplant and is 3-sided in shape with four ribs. Produce cup-shaped, colourful flowers that open at night time in summer and autumn. It is best grown in a temperate greenhouse or as part of a desert garden.
A plant can yield 50-60 fruits per year. These fruits can be harvested once it is fully ripe and has burst open, and are eaten fresh and in beverages.
Propagate with cuttings from the stem top (especially when it's growing too high), or offsets during spring or summer.
Though less gigantic in pots, they are much admired for their sculptural, columnar shape. Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season.
Can be grown indoors in full light.
South America and the West Indies
Desert, Mediterranean or subtropical
Loam, Compost, Sand
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