Harrisia Tetrancantha Cactus. Moonlight Cactus.
The Harrisia Tetracantha Cactus is an unusual shrubby variety of cactus which branches from the base. This perennial evergreen succulent only reaches heights of around 3m in it's native habitat. The cylindrical stems have 7-9 ribs with whitish coloured velvety areoles, housing 1 and occasionally 2 stout central spines around 3cm long and 4-7 radial ones which are 1-2cm long. The new growth has golden spines turning grey as they age.
Large nocturnal flowers are white with a green throat and are semi-funnel shaped, followed by oval shaped fruit covered in small spines.
Perfect for Cacti enthusiasts. Very easy to grow and really difficult to find for sale at this size in the UK.
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HARRISIA TETRACANTHA. Moonlight Cactus.
Latin Name: Harrisia Tetracantha. Cereus Tetracanthus.
Common Name: Moonlight Cactus. Apple Cactus.
Origin: Paraguay. Argentina. Brazil. Bolivia. Uruguay.
Hardiness: Avoid frost.
Growth Characteristics: Evergreen, perennial shrubby Cactus. Branching ocurs. Slender stems have around 7-9 ribs. Velvety areoles each bear 1 occasionally 2 central spines and 4-7 short radial ones. Fruit follows the nocturnal white sem-funnel shaped flowers. Easy to grow.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Well drained soil. Gritty.
Moisture: Water more in summer and during growing period. Allow to dry between waterings. Keep dry in winter.
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