How to grow Cereus peruvianus monstrose

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

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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:
Spines

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
Autumn

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:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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

Edible Fruits

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:
Nothing special

How long does it take to bear fruit?
2-5 years

Scientific name:

Cereus repandus

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