Cereus rapandus peruvians monstrose
Cereus rapandus peruvians monstrose

Cereus rapandus peruvians monstrose

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Also known as the monstrose apple cactus, it is a cactus with a branching, treelike form. This cactus has irregularly ribbed gray to green stems that can grow up to 15' tall, large night-blooming white flowers and edible orange fruits with white flesh.

Recommended temperature zone: USDA:10-12
Minimum avg. temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun exposure: Full sun
Origin: Probably West Indies and or Venezuela, but cultivated throughout Central and South America
Growth habits: Tree-like cactus, up to 33' tall (10 m); segmented stems, 4 to 8" in
diameter (10 to 20 cm); 9 or 10 rounded ribs; very variable supination
Propagation: Cuttings in summer


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season June to september
Common Name Monstrose Apple Cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Red/yellow/orange
Frost Tolerance  -7.7 ° c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
Height 15 feet
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Cereus rapandus peruvians monstrose
Shape Tree like/candelabra
Sun Exposure Full sun
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Ralph G.
United States United States

Cactusville east

All my cacti are beautiful and healthy. I check them every morning

betsy h.
United States United States


Love the way it looks

Dennis M.
United States United States

Interesting species of cactus

Nice cactus. Very interesting specimen. Nice size and in perfect condition.

Charles V.
United States United States

Different and Special

The plant arrived in great shape. It is a true, unique stand-out among all my other plants. I'm looking forward to it growing when I'm sure it will be getting lots of attention from passers by.

Gabriela D.
United States United States


So cute. I said good morning to all my cactus and plants. I loved.

Cereus rapandus peruvians monstrose

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.