Plant Care Cereus Cactus
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Cereus Cactus

4.8 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Cereus Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor
Cereus Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower

Also known as

Peruvian Apple Cactus, hedge cactus and giant club cactus

Taxonomy

Cereus peruvianus
Cereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Cereus Cactus

Water

How often to water your Cereus Cactus

Water needs for Cereus Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Cereus Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Cereus Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Cereus Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Cereus Cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Cereus Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Cereus Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Cereus Cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Cereus Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Cereus Cactus: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Cereus Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

FAQs
Water Needs
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Soil
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Propagation

Care Summary for Cereus Cactus

Cereus Cactus

Cereus Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Cereus Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 6
Cereus Cactus has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 3
Cereus Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 2
Cereus Cactus has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 1
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Survivor Survivor
Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Fast grower Fast grower

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