Cereus peruvianus monstrose grow and care – cactus of the genus Cereus also known as Monstrose cactus, Cereus peruvianus monstrose perennial plant mostly used as ornamental plant, grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-12.
Stem erect in color green with spines some cultivars more, the edge of the stem become wavy some can be spiral or shapeless.
Flower color white with some pink in the edges, the size of the flower 10+ cm
Cereus peruvianus monstrose fruits
Fruit peal color can be: red, pink, purple or orange, the fruit color can be white, yellow, orange or purple the seeds also edible
Cereus peruvianus monstrose for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
How to grow Cereus peruvianus monstrose growing and care:
Dry soil (not too much moist), better to have different cultivars for cross pollinators
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes yield faster
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer / Autumn
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
When the plant stop to grow new branches, when the branches grow into each other and it’s hard to pick up the fruits
Size of the plant?
1-10 m, 3-30 feet
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Spring / Summer
General information about the flower
White with some pink in the edges flower, the size of the flower 10+ cm
Pollination is done by:
Bees when before the sunset, in the night moth
Fruit harvest season:
Summer / Autumn
Fruits pests or diseases:
Snails, slugs, birds
What can be done with big quantities of Cereus peruvianus monstrose fruits?
Eat raw, juice, jams
Work requirements on the fruit:
How long does it take to bear fruit?