Peruvian Apple Cactus (Cereus repandus)
Peruvian Apple Cactus (Cereus repandus)
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Peruvian Apple Cactus (Cereus repandus)

Regular price $24.95
1 in stock

Live Peruvian Apple Cactus Plant
Available in 2 Sizes 

  • Larger Seedling Cactus, Ships in 1 Gallon Nursery Pot
  • Seedling, Ships in 100% Biodegradable 4" Coconut Fiber Planter

The Peruvian Apple Cactus is a large, hardy, fruiting cactus native to Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.  It grows in a columnar fashion and is an enchanting gray/blue-green color.  It can reach up to 20 ft high at maturity with many arms and can grow up to 3 ft per year.  The cactus itself has few needles and the fruit is spineless.

Peruvian Apple Cactus Fruit has purple, magenta, and red colored flesh with a white fleshy interior that tastes tart and sweet with a crunchy and juicy texture.  They can be eaten raw or prepared like dragon fruit.

Established plants are drought and cold tolerant and can handle temperatures down to 20 degrees!

Order Processing & Shipping Schedule
Orders are processed and shipped at the beginning of each week via 1-3 Day USPS Priority Mail.  Average order processing time before shipment ranges from 1-14 days.

Tracking information
A confirmation email with tracking information will be sent immediately upon shipment. You can track the progress of your order online anytime by logging in to your account. Delivery confirmation will be emailed when your plants have reached their destination, so you never miss a beat!

Shipping Cost
Shipping will be calculated at checkout and varies based on order weight and your distance from the nursery.  Shipping is combined for multiple plants. The more you grow, the more you save!

Can I pick up my order at the nursery?
Yes, just select Store Pickup at checkout and schedule your pickup date/time. A member of our team will reach out if the time you have chosen needs to be rescheduled.  There are no same day pickups. 

For more frequently asked questions visit our FAQ's page.

Weather Holds
Orders placed in colder climate zones during the winter months will automatically be placed on hold until Spring or when temperatures in your area are above freezing on the expected date of delivery.  

Heat Packs
Heat packs can be purchased separately to avoid cold weather delays.
If you live in a colder climate and do not want to wait until Spring to get your new plants, we recommend adding a heat pack to your order. Your plants will ship as scheduled and arrive safely, with no risk of freezing on the way to your front door.

Plant Care

Plant Type: Cold Hardy Fruiting Cactus

Harvest Season: Fruit is available in the fall and sporadically throughout the winter

Mature Size: 30 ft, fast-growing 

Soil & Moisture: Good draining cacti soil. Water when the soil begins drying out, throughout spring and late summer. In late summer reduce watering until the next spring and allow the soil to be fairly dry.

Exposure: Full Sun 

Zones

Climate Zones: USDA plant hardiness Zones 8-11

Patio Planting Zones: 4+

All of our tropical fruiting plants can be grown in small or large containers in northern zones or planted outside in warmer climates.