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