Peruvian Apple Cactus
Cereus repandus

Care advice

Watering guidelines Watering only during summer.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Cacti fertilizer (e.g. N3-P1-K5).
Mist requirements
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm summer (average around 20 °C) and very cold winter (average under 10 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference is not very pH sensitive
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate savanne



Other common names Apple Cactus, Peruvian Apple, Hedge Cactus, Peruvian Tree Cactus, Giant Club Cactus
Family Cactaceae
Other scientific names Cereus peruvianus, Piptanthocereus peruvianus


Growth form tree
Hardiness USDA 9 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -7°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • white
  • mauve
  • rose
Leaf color
  • green