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PlantFiles: Cereus
Cereus repandus f. monstrosa

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cereus (KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: repandus f. monstrosa

Synonym:Cactus peruvianus f. monstrosa
Synonym:Cereus peruvianus f. monstrosa
Synonym:Cereus horribarbis
Synonym:Cereus peruvianus

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

Spacing:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Collect seedhead/pod when flowers fade; allow to dry
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Ferment seeds before storing
Wear gloves to protect hands when handling seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Profile:

2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive DonPablo On Sep 24, 2010, DonPablo from Redlands, CA wrote:

Hola... I also have this fruiting cacti growing in Redlands, CA.

Neutral Xenomorf On May 31, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

This name "Cereus horribarbis" is a monstrose form of Cereus repandus (synonyms are....Cactus peruvianus & Cereus peruvianus)

Positive palmbob On Feb 17, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Cool looking knobby blue-green columnar branching cactus I discovered at the Huntington Gardens, Pasadena California. Don't know cold hardiness, but is from Brazil so might not be that cold hardy. Takes 9b obviously.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

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Green Valley, Arizona
Hayward, California
Spring Valley, California
Vacaville, California
Saint Petersburg, Florida



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