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    07 / 25 / 2017

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    Cindy Roby


I’ve had this cactus for 40 yrs. Lots of cuttings. Grows up to 3fy a yr. Has a type like flower that blooms at night that is white 3-5 inches. Thought it was a San Pedro cactus.


  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link for the North Texas Cactus and Succulent Society. You could try to get the correct ID of your plant from the experts on this group.

    August 2nd, 2017 at 3:46am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Link to San Pedro cactus (E. pachanoi).

    August 2nd, 2017 at 3:21am

  • laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Hi Cindy, the name ‘nightblooming cereus is used for two plant species from two different genera. One belongs in the Epipyllum genus (Climbing cacti, leaf cacti & orchid cacti), the other is in the Cereus genus (hedges catus, torch cactus). Plants common names can lead to confusion often. The San Pedro cactus (Echinopsis pachanoi syn. Trichocereus) its flowers ovary and tube are covered with long hairs. Your flower bud’s image doesn’t show this trait. I’m not a cacti expert and could only wondering if yours might be the Cereus hildmannianus species (?) Check out these included links for further information. Link to C. hildmannianus click on image to enlarge. Best wishes!

    August 2nd, 2017 at 3:00am

  • Cindy Roby Apprentice says:

    Doesn’t look like a night blooming versus. The cactus looks like a San Pedro cactus. The flower has rounded ends. Mine usually blooms in September but this year one cactus had flowers in June. Most of the flowers didn’t bloom and turned black before they were fully grown.

    August 1st, 2017 at 1:50pm

  • Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    night blooming cereus

    July 29th, 2017 at 4:41pm

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