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Haageocereus acranthus

Pronunciation: hag-ee-oh-KER-ee-us uh-CRAN-thus
Family: Cactaceae
Common Name: Haageocereus
Plant Type:
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 6ft (2m)
Width to: 3in (8cm)
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Description: Haageocereus acranthus produces greenish white flowers followed by round green fruit
Soil Type: prefer poor, sharply drained soil in full sun - keep completely dry in winter
Pests and Diseases: susceptible to aphids while flowering and prone to rot
Propagation: sow Haageocereus acranthus seed at 66-75ºF/19-24ºC in spring. Take stem cuttings in spring or summer.
Native to: Peru
Notes for Identification:

Haageocereus acranthus is a columnar cactus with sparsely branched curving or upright stems, and 12 to 14 ribs forming tubercles.  Closely set yellow to dark brown areoles bear one or more downward pointing central spines, to 1 1/2in (4cm).

Care: When grown indoors, grow in standard cactus potting mix in full light. Provide low humidity and good ventilation. In the growing season, water moderately and apply a low nitrogen liquid fertilizer monthly; keep completely dry in winter.

Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Succulents
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