Members of the Cereus genus, also called night-blooming cereus, are the ugly ducklings of the cactus family. For all the year, sprawling is put out by the plant, un-attractive stems. Throughout the summer, nevertheless, cereus creates big, sweet smelling flowers that bloom from sunset until sunrise. Each flower lasts only one evening. Cereus is hardy in USDA zone 10 and 9 for outside development, but might be grown indoors.
Mix equal parts of potting soil, peat moss and perlite. The perlite will keep the soil well-drained which is needed for for cacti that are healthy.
Fill an clay-pot together with the soil combination. The pot should have drainage holes in the underside.
Plant the cereus around 2″ deep in the soil. Water no more than once a week. Cereus thrives in temperatures and dry soil.
In the event that your home is in an environment that is ideal place the pot outside. Cereus can develop to 40-feet high, therefore in order to train the stems upwards, place the plant.
In the event that you intend to cultivate a an inside plant keep the pot in a sunny space. You’ll need to keep the area really dark between sunrise and sunset throughout the season in the event that you if you wish to to see any flowers.