Sun Cereus
Disocactus speciosus

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Cacti fertilizer (e.g. N3-P1-K5).
Mist requirements Does not need misting
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.6 - 7.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Pitaya de Cerro, Nopalillo, Santa Marta, Cactus
Family Cactaceae
Other scientific names Heliocereus speciosus, Heliocereus speciosissimus, Cereus bifrons, Cereus speciosissimus, Cereus speciosus


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • pink
  • red
Leaf color
  • green