Cereus peruvianus monstrose - 5.5'


Cereus peruvianus monstrose is native to Brazil. It grows in semi tropical forests on rocky formations. It is a large branching columnar green to gray blue cacti that is known for its irregular, twisting growth pattern on the stem ribs. A slow grower, the monstrose is prized for it's blue coloration and unique surface growth habit.


Native to Brazil.


Cereus peruvianus monstrose requires plenty of full sun. Eight hours of direct sunlight a day is ideal but at a minimum these plants should be provided with at least five hours. If you are growing them indoors a spot in a south facing window is ideal. If growing these outdoors, place them in an area where they will get light shade to protect them from peak afternoon sun.


During the grow season, it should be watered thoroughly, when the soil is dry. During cold, winter months, it should be left to dry between waterings and watered sparingly. In winter, check your local weather before watering indoor arid plants. It is best to water if there is a stretch of sunshine in the forecast.

Tula's Tip

These hardy plants require very little maintenance. Container grown cacti prefer to be rootbound, so repotting should be necessary only once every 2-5 years, depending the growth environment. Repot into a planter 2‚ÄĚ larger in diameter to give the plant plenty of room to continue growing.¬†Fertilize:¬†These cacti do not require much fertilization. To give them a boost during the growing season fertilize once monthly with a fertilizer formulated specifically for cacti and succulents.


Approx. 5.5' (67") tall and planted in a 12" grow pot.


Shipment & Delivery

Once purchased, we will contact you to schedule delivery. Due to the size, weight and fragility of the cactus, special delivery is required. Elevator must be available.