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Q.How Tall Can A Cereus Grow?

Anonymous added on September 29, 2022 | Answered

I think my cactus is a cereus cactus. No sharp stickers on it, but very tender. On one of them is one chute that is atleast 3 ft tall and very skinny. Is this a night blooming cactus? I have had it for 2 or 3 years, no sign of any blooming. I live in central Illinois and was wondering if I can leave it outside for the winter?

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Answered on October 6, 2022

It sounds like it. They can reach 10 feet tall. Compare yours online with pics of cereus to be sure.

It won't begin blooming till it is about 4 to 5 years old. And no, you can't keep it outside for the winter. They are not cold hardy. It is only hardy in USDA zones 10-12.

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