Cereus peruvianus 'Florida' is part of the Cactaceae family and is native to Southeastern Brazil and northern Argentina. This cactus is columnar in shape, they usually have 5-8 ribs and are covered in clusters of 8 spines (young specimens may not have spines). Maximum growth in native environment is up to 7m.


Pot: 8.5cm 

Height: Approximately 20cm from base of pot


Secrets to success


Temperature: Optimum temperatures of 15-23°C. Can tolerate short periods of as low as -6°C.


Light: Bright sunny window.


Watering: Water moderately during growing season. Reduce watering in winter.


Air humidity: Low humidity.


Fertiliser: Feed with cactus food every 2 weeks during the growing season, half the recommended dilution.


Potting mix: Use a well-draining mix with some coarse sand and perlite for drainage.


It’s not known whether this plant is toxic, keep out of reach of pets and children.

Cereus peruvianus 'Florida'