Cereus Peruvianus & Monstrose aka Peruvian Apple Ornamental Cactus Cuttings


Peruvian Apple  aka Cereus Peruvianus  and cereus monstrose cuttings approx 6" and 12" inches in length.  Average weight is approx 1-2lbs each and can vary seasonally.

**Please note there is also variation in spine length, some have little to no spines, others have longer ones, some are dark green, lighter green, some are chalkier and almost have gray coloring, lots of variation... stock varies, please see pictures to see some examples.

Ready to be planted in your yard or decorative pots, basic cactus type soil/soil that drains well is always best!  Warmer temps and longer days help w rooting.

Very similar to trichocereus, these cereus will also provide magnificent white giant flowers that your local ecosystem will love once they become established.  These cactus also provide awesomely delicious fruits(byproduct of their flowers) for myself and my boys for a few months each year ****(see disclaimer below)****.  Similar to Kiwis but no tartness, the thick purple skin splits right open with a beautiful round and solid seed fruit ready to devour.  no spines on these guys, all my boys handle on their own! **Disclaimer:  Please consult with your healthcare provider prior to eating any plant or fruit product!  Cereus Peruvianus and Opuntia Nopales are the ONLY cactus and succulents that we sell as potential future eating products but only after discussing with your healthcare provider!!!!!  We are only responsible for selling them as ornamental specimens!!!!

They also grow majestically to great heights and are easy to cut and replant and produce massive flowers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.

Description per Wiki:
The Peruvian Apple Cactus, Cereus repandus, is a large, erect, thorny columnar cactus found in South America as well as the nearby ABC Islands of the Dutch Caribbean. It is also known as Giant Club Cactus, Hedge Cactus, cadushi, (in Wayuunaiki[1]) and kayush.

With an often tree-like appearance, the Peruvian Apple Cactus’ cylindrical gray-green to blue stems can reach 10 metres (33 ft) in height and 10-20 cm in diameter. The nocturnal flowers remain open for only one night. The fruits, known locally as “pitaya” or Peruvian Apple, are thornless and vary in skin colour from violet-red to yellow. The edible flesh is white and contains small, edible, crunchy seeds. The flesh sweetens as the fruit opens out fully.

Recommended Temperature Zone: sunset: 16,17,21-24 USDA: 9-11 Frost Tolerance: 20°F (-7°C) Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C) Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix Sun Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun.. Origin: Bolivia (La Paz) Growth Habits: Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage

Handle with CARE  and please see our FAQ for basic care info.


**Cactus are not perfect, they may have small flaws, we try and photograph all sides of a cactus including any flaws that catch our attention, but please do not expect every spine to be perfect, these are growing cactus and like people, they have character!

As a Disclaimer, ALL of our CACTUS, whether potted or as cuttings are sold strictly for ornamental pleasure! They look awesome and they’re fun to grow and collect! Please don’t ask us if we sell any cactus that will make you smarter, we don’t. Please don’t ask us if we sell any cactus that will make you more attractive, we don’t. Grow hair? We don’t! Lose weight? We don’t. Grow muscles? We don’t!

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews
Succulents for Teenagers!

Our order of succulents was placed for a high school greenhouse club. The quality of product and the individualized customer service were both second to none. We highly recommend The Succulent Source and will definitely use again!

Exceeded expectations!

Cutting came in great condition, much larger than I anticipated, have to go get a larger planter. Great quality, timely shipping! Will be buying more.

Healthy plants, well packaged. Best service. Already placed and got my second order.

I was soo nervous, it's my first of a kind (Peruvian Apple and San Pedro). But it's so gorgeous and healthy. Although, I do have a question, on of my Sun Pedro's had brown/black spots, they are different sizes but all has almost round shape. I scrapped them with a knife and sprinkle sulphur powder, I hope they won't come back.

Always great plants!

Every time I order cacti from the Succulent Source, I know I'm going to get even better than I expected. And this held true for the Peruvian Apple cuttings that I recently received. They are GORGEOUS! I now have an addiction. And it's called 'The Succulent Source Cactus Addiction'.

Best wine-purchase ever!

I fell in love with a Peruvian Apple Cactus I saw while scrolling through Instagram with a glass of wine, and had to have one. The Succulent Source was the first result in my Google search. I've never ordered a cactus cutting before and was way more excited about it than is probably normal. My cutting arrived in perfect condition (much larger than I expected! About 13") and after following the instructions for repotting on your website, it's now sittin' pretty in our living room. I can't wait for it to grow! I will definitely order from you guys again. Best wine-purchase ever!