Southwest Living SOUTHWEST LIVING PLANTS: Cacti, Costa Rican Night Blooming Cactus

Type of Plant: Cacti

Common Name: Costa Rican Night Blooming Cactus

Category
Cactus

Family: Cactaceae

Genus: Hylocereus

Species: costaricensis

Hardiness Zones
USDA 10B 35 TO 40 F

Spacing
1 ft. to 3 ft.

Height
6ft. - 12ft.

Width
3 ft. to 6 ft.

Growth Habit
Climber

Sun Requirements
Full Shade

Water Requirements
Dry/Arid/Drought Tolerant

Soil Requirements
Neutral

Foliage
Grown for Foliage

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Season: year-round

Rebloom
Excellent

Fragrance
None

Propagation Method
Division
Rooting

Comments
Blooms only at night. Each flower will bloom 2-4 consecutive nights before dying. Can be invasive if not regularly pruned.

Landscape Ideas
Excellent against reflected walls.

Southwest Native; Location Discovered?
Cutting from neighbor.

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Posted by Aguane on Sep 6, 2010 6:19 PM CST:
Wow! It's a climber! Amazing. Pretty flowers and such big thorns!

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