Plant of the Week – Peruvian Apple Cactus

Plant of the Week – Peruvian Apple Cactus

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Peruvian Apple Cactus

Cereus peruvianus

A terrific accent plant with huge flowers and beautiful red fruit, this plant is slow growing and drought tolerant.  Plant in full sun or partial shade. Flowers  are nocturnal with a mild fragrance.  Bees love the flowers and you can eat the fruit.  Native to South America, this Cereus is hardy to about 20 degrees.

cereus peruvianus