Acanthocereus tetragonus flowers bloom at night and close during the day.
- Acanthocereus tetragonus - Cactus Plant- 1
- 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)- 1
- 3.3 inch (8 cm) Square Plastic Planter with Rounded Edges (Red)- 1
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.
||5 inch (13 cm)
||4 inch (10 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
||Fairy Castle Cactus, night-blooming cereus, barbed-wire cactus, sword-pear, dildo cactus, triangle cactus
|Maximum Reachable Height
||Up to 2 to 7 M
||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.
||Full sun, partial sun, at least 4 to 6 hours of sunlight per day.
||Low for the rainy season, Moderate for winter, More than moderate for a summer
||Avoid excess organic contents in the soil.
||Ideal: 22 to 35 degrees C
||No need much. A peat-based compost should not be used.
Acanthocereus tetragonus special feature
Survivals and growers of the summer.
Acanthocereus tetragonus uses
- Acanthocereus tetragonus is used as the ornamental plant