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Cereus peruvianus monstrose is native to the arid regions of Peru. This grey-blue cactus is also known as the ‘Peruvian Apple Cactus,’ and features an irregularly undulating and ‘folded’ pattern on the stem ribs, thanks to a genetic defect within the apical meristems from which the plant’s growth originates. This slow-growing cactus can eventually reach up to 15 feet tall at maturity, producing large white flowers – which open only at night – before making way for edible orange fruits that are often compared to dragon fruit.
Like many cacti, this variety is very drought tolerant, and thus should be watered thoroughly only when the soil is completely dry. To further safeguard against rot, be sure to keep ‘Peruvian Apple Cactus’ potted within a well-draining soil mix, in a location with ample airflow around the stems and soil surface. Plenty of bright sunlight will ensure the best possible growth, and impart the greatest chance of seeing blooms during the summer months.
All plants are shipped bare-root with the exception of Plant Club Subscription Boxes. Orders ship Monday-Friday each week. Please allow 1-3 business days for your order to be processed. We ship within the USA and its outlying territories ONLY.
Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!
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