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Cereus phildmannianus /Curiosity Plant

Cereus phildmannianus    / Cereus phildmannianus
Mature specimen of this cactus
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Mature specimen of this cactus

Close-up of the thick, fleshy growth

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Scientific Name: Cereus phildmannianus
Common Name: Curiosity Plant
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10, 11 Determine Your Zone
Bloom time: Summer
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Red
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This columnar cactus, branching from the base, grows up to 30 feet tall and the clump up to 15 feet in diameter. It likes moisture in summer and dry feet the rest of the year. This cactus likes warm temperatures year round. It produces large white flowers at night which are followed by red egg-shaped fruit.