Cereus peruvianus

Scientific Name:  Cereus peruvianus
Common Name:  Peruvian Torch
Other Names:  Column Cactus
Hedge Cactus
Peruvian Apple
Etymology:  Cereus: cereus (wax taper or candle) [Latin]
Peruvianus: for Peru
Origin:  Argentina
Light:  Full sun.
Soil:  Typical mix: 1 part potting soil to 1 part coarse sand.
Water:  Typical: Drench soil and let dry from Spring through Fall. Water sparingly during Winter dormancy period.
Min Temperature:  32F.
Blooms:  White
Comments:  "This cactus has white blooms that open at night. One of the first cactuses that I started out with as a boy. "
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