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Monstrosus Cereus

Monstrosus Cereus

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 10-15 feet
Spread: 2-5 feet
Flower Color: white or pale yellow
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Monstrosus Cereus, part of the Cereus genus, is a type of cactus known for its unusual and striking appearance. This cactus is characterized by its irregular, often contorted growth habit, which makes it a popular choice for those seeking a unique and sculptural plant.

In the wild, Monstrosus Cereus can grow quite tall, reaching heights of 10 to 15 feet or more, but it is typically smaller when grown in cultivation. The cactus features thick, columnar stems that may branch and twist in various directions, creating a "monstrous" or distorted look, hence the name "Monstrosus."

The skin of the cactus is typically green and may have few to several spines along the ribs. The spines vary in size and can be quite sharp, so careful handling is advised.

One of the most enchanting features of Monstrosus Cereus is its flowers. The cactus produces large, fragrant flowers that are white or pale yellow, often blooming at night and closing by morning. These nocturnal blooms are adapted to be pollinated by nocturnal creatures, such as moths and bats.

This cactus prefers full sun to partial shade and requires well-draining soil. It's drought-tolerant and should be watered sparingly, especially during the colder months, to prevent root rot. Monstrosus Cereus is not cold-hardy and should be protected from frost.

Monstrosus Cereus is an excellent choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, or as a dramatic standalone specimen in a container. Its unique growth form and spectacular night-blooming flowers make it a fascinating addition to any cactus collection or drought-tolerant garden. Despite its formidable appearance, it's relatively easy to care for, making it suitable for both experienced and novice gardeners.

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