Night Blooming Cereus

 

 

Peniocereus greggii

 

Cactaceae

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Form: Cactus
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 10 feet tall
Leaves; n/a

Flowers: Strongly scented white flowers open at night in June, lasting only one night, over 4 inches in diameter
Fruit:
3 inches long (8 cm) red-orange ovoid fruit, with black seeds.
Stems/Trunks: Grayish green stems, 4 to 6 ribs; elliptical areoles closely set; blackish spines

Range/Origin: Arizona (USA), Sonora (Mexico),
Hardiness: USDA: 9-10, 20F

Comments: Low litter, medium thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full to partial sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Cuttings, seeds
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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