Acanthocereus tetragonus



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.

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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 the morning, between 8 to 10 am.

Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark rooms.

While repotting 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


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