High Like all cacti, give them lots of direct sunlight, especially during the summer.
Combination of both Keep the cereus in an area that receives partial sun .
Watering FrequencyWatering Freq.
Low Water the plant to a depth of at least 6 inches, and then allow the soil to dry before watering again. Continue watering this way until late August. Water a container-grown cactus until water trickles through the drainage hole, and then let the soil dry before watering again.
Decrease watering to no more than once every week beginning in late August.
Withhold water completely for four weeks in January or February, and then resume normal watering. This dry period encourages the plant to produce flowers, which should happen six to eight weeks after you resume watering.
Large In a pot, The Cereus Cactus can reach 4-6 feet and occasionally even taller.
Though the term “cereus” once referred to any columnar species of cactus with an elongated body, today Cereus is a more specific genus of about fifty species and many of the cacti that were once considered Cereus cacti are now in other genera. Today, Cereus cacti are distinguished by their columnar growth habit, with ribs that spines protrude from. Since the genus was formed by removing other species from it, it includes some diversity – many species are classified as Cereus simply because they were not given any other genus
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