Acanthocereus tetragonus (Fairy Castle Cactus)

$18.69 incl. GST
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  • NOTE:
  1. The actual plant may differ as each pot has its own unique natural look and though look identical but never 100% similar to the image pictured here.
  2. Flowers/fruits are seasonal and plants may not be with flowers/fruits at the time of order/delivery.
  • Overall Height APPROXIMATELY 20-22cm
POT SIZE
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Description

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Acanthocereus tetragonus is a species of cactus that is native to Florida and the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas in the United States, Mexico, Central America, Caribbean, and northern South America.
  • This miniature columnar cactus grows hundreds of green branches.
  • As it grows, the branches clump together vertically, forming the turrets of a “fairy castle.”
  • While the plant is growing the climbs up vertically merging together creating what seems like turrets.
  • These turrets are named ‘fairy castle’.
  • Each stalk has five sides; all of these five sides will grow white spines along the long ribs of the plant.
  • The Acanthocereus tetragonus ‘Fairy Castle Cactus’ is the most commonly sold indoor cacti.
  • Its popularity stands from how easy it is to care for the plant, especially for beginners.
  • Fairy Castle Cactus takes years to mature enough to bloom, but the wait is worth it.
  • Once the cacti show its bloom, you can expect to see either white or yellow flowers.
  • It grows well indoors and is perfect for beginners.

SOIL REQUIREMENT

  • Suitable for light (sandy), medium (loamy) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.

FEEDING/FERTILIZER REQUIREMENT

  • Fertilize with a good cactus fertilizer in spring when growth resumes.
  • Feed monthly or with irrigation in a dilution that is half strength.

LIGHT REQUIREMENT

  • It does well in partial sun to partial shade.

WATER REQUIREMENT

  • The best way to water your Acanthocereus tetragonus is by watering it thoroughly and then let the plant dry out completely before attempting to water again.

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