Cereus peruvianus

Common Name: Peruvian Organ Pipe Cactus

Cereus peruvianus, commonly known as Peruvian Organ Pipe Cactus is probably one of the most popular and well known of the Cereus family, this big boy has the traditional organ-pipe shape with large upright columns branching from the base. Mature plants bear hundreds of fragrant, white, night-blooming flowers that last into most of the next day, up to 6 inches across. Though its size can easily be contained as a large potted plant, in the ground it can get up to 10 feet tall and easily as wide, although this does take some years. There are many cultivars of Cereus peruvianus in the trade, however ours was selected for its excellent blue color and symmetrical form. Full sun, very tolerant of different conditions from cool coastal climates to blazing desert sun (more water in hotter climates). Hardy to low 20’s.

  • Type: Cactus
  • Exposure: Full Sun
  • Height: 10 Feet
  • Width: 10 Feet
  • Hardy To: 22° F
  • Blooms: White, Spring