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Description

Acanthocereus tetragonus flowers bloom at night and close during the day.

Sr Item name
1 Acanthocereus tetragonus - Cactus Plant
2 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Acanthocereus tetragonus is a tall, columnar cactus. Stems are dark green, have three to five angles. Flowers are open from midnight until dawn, attracting hummingbird moths.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 5 inch (13 cm)
Plant Spread 4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Fairy Castle Cactus, night-blooming cereus, barbed-wire cactus, sword-pear, dildo cactus, triangle cactus
Maximum Reachable Height Up to 2 to 7 M
Flower Colour White
Bloom Time Rainy season
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Keep in a bright sunny location.
  • Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
  • Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
  • Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
  • Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
  • While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.

    Acanthocereus tetragonus care

    Re-pot when the plant performs clump and goes beyond the pot size. It should be done before or after the rainy season and in the spring season.

    Re-pot with the following proportions:3 parts of potting soil,1 part of grit (pumice),1 part of the horticultural-grade sand,1/2 part of the compost etc.

    Sunlight Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
    Watering Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer
    Soil Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.
    Temperature Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C
    Fertilizer No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.

    Acanthocereus tetragonus special feature

    Survivals and growers of the summer.

    Acanthocereus tetragonus uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Acanthocereus tetragonus is used as the ornamental plant
  • It contains

    SrItem name
    1Acanthocereus tetragonus - Cactus Plant
    23 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What is another name for a Acanthocereus tetragonus ?

    Acanthocereus tetragonus is commonly known as Fairy Castle Cactus, night-blooming cereus, barbed-wire cactus, sword-pear, dildo cactus, triangle cactus

    How tall do Acanthocereus tetragonus grow?

    On average Acanthocereus tetragonus grows Up to 2 to 7 M

    What color are Acanthocereus tetragonus ?

    A Acanthocereus tetragonus plant bears flowers of color White

    When Acanthocereus tetragonus blooms?

    With enough light, Acanthocereus tetragonus may produce White flowers in Rainy season

    How hard is Acanthocereus tetragonus to grow?

    A Acanthocereus tetragonus is Easy to grow

    How much sunlight does a Acanthocereus tetragonus need?

    A Acanthocereus tetragonus prefers Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.

    How much water does a Acanthocereus tetragonus need?

    A Acanthocereus tetragonus prefers watering Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer

    What kind of soil does a Acanthocereus tetragonus need?

    A Acanthocereus tetragonus prefers Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.

    What temperature does a Acanthocereus tetragonus like?

    A Acanthocereus tetragonus prefers Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C

    How often should I fertilize my Acanthocereus tetragonus ?

    To encourage Acanthocereus tetragonus growth, No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.

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