Cereus is a large group of shrubby or treelike cacti with distinct, columnar forms. These South American natives are vigorous growers and some species can get tree-size in their natural habitat. Indoors they thrive in bright, warm locations, but take care to put Cereus in a low-traffic location. Cereus cacti have sharp thorns and you will want to avoid injury to yourself, guests, pets, or to the cactus if it gets bumped. Mature plants growing under optimum conditions can eventually flower. The blooms open at night and are visited by nocturnal pollinators in their native habitats. A few other common names associated with the Cereus genus are: Hedge Cactus, Columnar Cactus, Peruvian Apple, Torch Cactus, and Queen of the Night.
Perfect for all kinds of containers. Cereus’ vertical lines and the spiny texture give these cacti a modern, sculptural appeal. Can be grown outdoors during summer.