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Cereus peruvianus SEEDS

Cereus peruvianus SEEDS

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Cereus peruvianus, commonly known as the Peruvian apple cactus, is a striking and distinctive succulent plant native to South America, particularly the arid regions of Peru. This cactus species has earned its name due to its large, apple-shaped fruit, which is both visually appealing and edible.

The Peruvian apple cactus typically grows as a tall, columnar cactus, reaching heights of up to 30 feet (9 meters) in its natural habitat. It features ribbed, cylindrical stems covered in clusters of long, sharp spines, which provide protection from herbivores in its native arid environments.

One of the notable features of Cereus peruvianus is its stunning nocturnal blooms. Large, white or creamy-yellow flowers with a pleasant fragrance emerge from the cactus in the evening and remain open through the night. These blooms are followed by the development of the aforementioned apple-like fruits, which are green when unripe and turn a bright red or pinkish color when mature.

While the Peruvian apple cactus is primarily grown for its ornamental value and unique fruit, the ripe fruit is also enjoyed as a sweet and refreshing treat in some regions. It's important to note that although the fruit is edible, the cactus should be handled with care due to its spines.

Cereus peruvianus is well-suited for arid and desert-like landscapes and thrives in full sun and well-draining soil. Its striking appearance, attractive blooms, and interesting fruit make it a popular choice for xeriscape gardens, succulent collections, and desert-themed landscapes, adding a touch of exotic beauty and intrigue to outdoor spaces.

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Botanical family: Cactaceae

Botanical genus: Cereus

Botanical species: Cereus peruvianus

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