Monstrose apple cactus with undulating, twisting, sculptural stems, this plane of the cereus hildmannianus stands out within the genus.
This beautiful cacti can reach up to 23 ft outdoors, but indoors can vary to smaller size. They can bloom with stunning white flowers, which awaken at night. Attracting pollinating hummingbirds, bats, and insects throughout the night.
How do you take care of a Monstrose cactus?
Light Requirement: Full sun to part day sun. Plants started in lower light levels should be allowed to acclimate to full sun to avoid sunburn. Water needs: Very drought tolerant. Best with deep irrigation every two weeks but it can take more frequent watering in quick draining soils in warm weather.
How do you propagate Monstrose cactus?
When propagating Monstrose Apple Cactus from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to grow. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.
How fast does the apple cactus grow?
between two to four feet per year
This plant grows quickly, at between two to four feet per year under optimal conditions. The Peruvian apple cactus flowers in the summertime, and though its flowers are beautiful, they’re also short-lived.