How to grow Peruvian apple cactus

Peruvian apple cactus grow and care – cactus of the genus Cereus also known as Cereus repandus, Peruvian apple cactus perennial plant also used as ornamental plant, grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 9-12.

Flower color white with some pink in the edges, the size of the flower 10+ cm

Peruvian apple cactus flower

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 Peruvian apple cactus 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 graft or 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:
3-10 m, 10-30 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 or 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

What can be done with big quantities of Peruvian apple cactus fruit?
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

How to grow Peruvian apple cactus

Peruvian apple cactus

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