Acanthocereus tetragonus – Cactus Plant


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Acanthocereus tetragonus flowers bloom at night and close during the day.

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With this purchase you will get:

01 Acanthocereus tetragonus Plant

01 3 inch Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Description for Acanthocereus tetragonus

Plant height: 2 – 4 inches (5 – 11 cm)
Plant spread: 3 – 5 inches (7 – 13 cm)

Acanthocereus tetragonus is a tall, columnar cactus.
Stems are dark green, have three to five angles.
Flowers are open from midnight until dawn, attracting hummingbird moths.

Common name(s): Fairy Castle Cactus, night-blooming cereus, barbed-wire cactus, sword-pear, dildo cactus, triangle cactus
Flower colours: White
Bloom time: Rainy season
Max reachable height: Up to 2 to 7 M
Difficulty to grow: Easy to grow

Planting and care

Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.

Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.

Sunlight: Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
Soil: Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.
Water: Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer
Temperature: Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C
Fertilizer: No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.

Caring for Acanthocereus tetragonus

Keep in a bright sunny location.
Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.

Typical uses of Acanthocereus tetragonus

Special features: Survivals and growers of the summer.

Culinary use: NA

Ornamental use: Acanthocereus tetragonus is used as the ornamental plant.

Medicinal use: NA


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