Re: [gardeners] night blooming cereus

George Shirley (
Mon, 09 Sep 2002 10:18:20 -0500

Yup, yours is the "true" cereus plant whereas the one we grow has
another genus name and no fruit. We had blooms again last night and I
noticed two more buds appearing.


Ron Hay wrote:
> Hello, again, George,
> The cereus family is a large and diverse one, to be sure, and can take
> all sorts of shapes. Their blossoms, however, are all reasonably similar
> in structure, so far as my limited knowledge of the genus is concerned.
> I have seen cereus plants like mine being cultivated by members of
> California Rare Fruit Growers on wooden trellises, for their fruit.
> Indeed, there in a "budding" industry out in the Sonoran Desert and
> Mojave to cultivate these exotic fruits for the "gourmet"  market.
> But I am sure there are many, many forms that plants in this genus can
> take.
> Ron