Night Flowering Cactus
Cereus peruvianus Florida
A mature example of the famous Night Flowering Cactus. The most romantic of all cacti, the Cereus peruvianus Florida grows beautiful flowers in the wild, but they only bloom for a single night and then fall away.
My common name refers to the fact that I flower only during the night and my flowers last just the one night, so you'll be lucky to ever see one!
Point of interest: these cacti are a not-so distant relation of those which produce dragon fruit. The Florida Cactus has its own edible fruit, but it's unlikely (though not unheard of) to grow on a houseplant.
Hardy and easy going, with a long lifespan, this plant will love you forever as long as you don’t overwater it.
Latin name: Cereus peruvianus Florida
Growing pot size: 17cm diameter, 15.5cm height
Pets and children: Accounts are mixed regarding toxicity so proceed with some caution.
Useful to know:
I am native to Florida
I can grow up to 2m but only in the wild.
The more the better! Get me the brightest spot in the house please.
I don't require much but it depends on where you've placed me. Start by watering me once a month and add an extra dose if I'm in a hot place.
I can deal with a big range of temperatures from hot to cold.
Not necessary but do add some in if you're repotting me.
If you notice me getting 'squidgy' please cut back on the watering!
Pets are unlikely to get close enough for a bite!
I am a cousin of the Dragon Fruit and produce fruits that are edible raw.
Excludes ceramic pot (shown in Berry Size L)