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Peruvian Apple Cactus

Peruvian Apple Cactus

​​​Cereus peruvianus

  • ​Family name: Cactaceae
  • Origin:  South America
  • Height: 8’10’ Width: 15’ plus
  • Large erect, thorny cactus with knobby branches, white or reddish night blooming flowers open only one night, edible red, apple-like fruit
  • Full sun to partial shade, prefers sandy soil, hardy to 18 degrees Fahrenheit