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Cactus Cerus Peruvians


  • Common Name  : Peruvian Apple Cactus, Cactus Repandus
  • Soil Type            : Well drained sandy soil without fertilizers.
  • Temperature       : Prefers warm temperature.
  • Sunlight             : Bright direct sunlight
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Cactus Cerus Peruvians is bluish green desert cactus that grows upright in a single column with 3-5 blades. It can grow up to eight feet tall in a vertical direction, but will not grow in width. The stems are segmented and multi-lobed. Fruits ripen to a soft red color and often split open while still on the plant. It has funnel shaped flowers which grow up to 6in – 8in long and white or pink in color. These flowers will open up during the night and close at morning time. The thick stem is a green and greyish cacti color, with brown spines, growing from the edge of the stem ribs.

To take care of is using a good draining cacti soil, and plenty of bright light. Temperatures averaging 60°F/°15.5C is ideal from spring to fall. The Peruvian apple cactus thrives on bright light and sun light, although direct sun when blazing hot is best avoided, when first introduced to direct sun. It’s advisable to water this plant more often within the summer and much less, winter time. Like other desert type cacti their natural habitat is dry and they store water within the stems. Water this plant when the soil begins drying out, throughout spring and late summer. In late summer reduce watering until the next spring and allow the soil to be fairly dry.


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