Peruvian Apple Cactus

Original price was: €45,00.Current price is: €40,00.

An easy to take care of, tough and hardy species with brightly coloured yellow and green leaves with reddish tips. The flowers are star shaped and white or yellow in colour.  With its eye-catching and brightly coloured leaves the Sunset Star is perfect for a sunny windowsill.

Availability: 2 in stock

All our plants are locally sourced, from local stock or locally produced seeds. All soil and compost used is locally sourced, fully organic and pesticide free. These features ensure that all plants sold in our store are fully acclimatised to the Maltese climate and so are more prone to thrive at their new home.

As much as possible we try to utilise recycled or re-purposed planters for our plants to reduce our impact on the environment. Once at their new home they can be replanted in any container you wish, however if you prefer that we deliver you plants in a more traditional plastic planter we can do this as well.

Common NamePeruvian Apple Cactus 
Botanical NameCereus Peruvianus
Plant TypePerennial
Mature SizeCan grow as much as 4m tall
Sun ExposureLight Shade to Full Sun
Soil TypeWell-drained
Soil pH6-8
Bloom TimeSpring , Summer
AppearanceDeep green, tubular Cactus
Hardiness Zones10-11
Native AreaWest Indies through Venezuela
ToxicityNot toxic to people and pets

Peruvian Apple Cactus Care

These plants are considered fairly easy to care for both inside and outdoors. This plant is healthier with access to full sun or in a partially shaded location.

The Peruvian Apple cactus is highly prized for its wonderful large, lightly scented flowers the last only one night. Mature plants can produce as many as a dozen or more flowers at one time. If pollinated the flowers will produce apple like fruit which give this cactus its name.

They require minimal watering and is considered to be drought-tolerant. Ideal watering by drenching thoroughly but be sure to allow the top inch of the soil or potting medium to dry out before watering again. During its growth season, liquid fertilizer can be applied to the soil on a monthly basis. The plant will be in its rest phase in the winter months, so you should water half as often.

It will do best when ambient temperatures are at 20°C.

This plant is safe for pets. It is not toxic, so your furry friends can safely play near this succulent.

The fruit of these cactus are edible.

The below pictures are just for reference.

Weight0,1 kg
Dimensions20 × 28 × 74 cm