Peruvian Apple Cactus

General Information
Common Name Peruvian Apple Cactus
Family Cactaceae
Genus Cereus
Species peruvianus
Origin West Indies and Eastern South America
Category Cactus
Common Uses Specimen

Plant in Photo
Container Size 10 in
Plant Height (photo) 03-04 ft
Width 12-15 in
Form Single

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General Description
Leaf Color Blue Green
Texture Coarse
Flower Color
General Heights Short to Medium

Container Sizes 06 in-17 in
Heights 01 ft-06 ft
Common or Rare Limited
Forms Single, Multi

Care Basics
Water Use Low
Humidity Requirements Low
Light Level High Light Required

Temperatures, Light and Air
Minimum Temperatures 35 F
Optimum Temperature 75 F
Minimum Light 250 Foot Candles
Optimum Light 800 Foot Candles
NASA Clean Air Study

Pests and Other Problems
Most Common Insect Problem Mealy Bug, Scale
Most Common Disease Problem Helminthosporium leaf spot,Helminthosporium blight,Fusarium stem rot,Erwinia
Special Requirements or Needs
Poisonous None