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Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus, Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear

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 Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus
Family: Cactaceae
Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear
Origin: Central America, Caribbean
Large shrub 5-10 ftFull sunPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spiny

Acanthocereus tetragonus is a tall, columnar cactus that reaches a height of 27 m (6.623.0 ft). Flowers are open from midnight until dawn, attracting hummingbird moths.

Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles' is a dwarf, columnar, branching, slow growing cactus. The Fairy Castles Cactus is the colorful name by which the plant is marketed and refers to the numerous vertical stems of different heights that resemble spires and turrets.


 Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus, Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear

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Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles'

Acanthocereus tetragonus, Acanthocereus pentagonus, Night-blooming Cereus, Barbed-wire Cactus, Sword-pear

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Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castles'


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