What Is a Peruvian Apple Cactus?


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The Peruvian apple cactus is part of the Cereus cacti genus. It is green, with segmented stems and dark red fruit. These cacti may grow up to 30 feet tall and are covered in rows of sharp spines along the ridges of the stems.

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What Is a Peruvian Apple Cactus?
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Peruvian apple cacti are native to the regions ranging from the West Indies to Venezuela. These cacti fare well in high temperatures with abundant sunlight, but they are not well adapted to cold weather. They may survive in conditions from 25 to 30 degrees F and do not require large amounts of water. When they are fully grown, the stems exhibit white flowers that bloom during the night and close during daylight.

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