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Cactaceae Cereus Mill.
 Gard. Dict., ed. 4.  [308]. 1754 [28 Jan 1754]
 
Cereus hildmannianus monstrose   Mill.
(Cereus tetragonus)
Fairy Castles -
very low water requirement part shade exposure



   This small cactus has deep green, up to 1' tall 3/4" thick upright stems, protruding from a clump of much smaller clumping stems. Propagation is done by cuttings and seed.
 
Cereus jamacaru   DC.
Werderm. in Notizbl. Bot. Gart. Berlin, xiii. 399 (1936), descr. emend.
(Piptanthocereus jamacaru)
very low water requirement full sun exposure




   This large tree like cactus has 4 to 6 inch thick bluish green stems with as few as four ribs, but usually five or six, armed with small spines along the edge.  Propagating from cuttings and seed, this Brazilian native grows quickly, maturing at around 25' tall when planted in the ground.

 
Cereus species  
low water requirement full sun exposure





   Native to South America and the West Indies, this columnar cactus has colorful, four angled, blue stems, with short yellowish spines.  This sun loving plant is a moderate grower and tolerates some drought.
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Cereus page last updated: March 23, 2010.