Botanical Name: Cereus hildemannianus
 Common Name: Hildeman's Cereus
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Cactus

 

Height Range

6-12'

 

Flower Color

White

 

Flower Season

Summer

 

Leaf Color

 

Bark Color

 

Fruit Color

Red

 

Fruit Season

Summer

Sun

Full, Half

 

Water

Very Low

 

Growth Rate

Fast

 

Soil Type

Sandy, Rocky

 

Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained, Dry

 

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

 

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Wild Garden

 

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Specimen

 

Seasonal Interest

Summer

 

Location Uses

Entry, Patio, With Rocks

 

Special Uses

 

Attracts Wildlife

Birds, Wildlife

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  • Description

  • Notes

Tall, multi-stemmed plants that grow quickly and are more tolerant of regular watering than many cacti. Large, fragrant, white flowers occur at night in the summer followed by large, red fruit that is relished by birds and wildlife.