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Cardoncillo, Dahlia-rooted Cereus
Scientific Name: Peniocereus striatus (Brandegee) Buxb.
Synonym: Cereus striatus, Wilcoxia diguetii, Neoevansia diguetii, Cereus diguetii, Neoevansia striata, Wilcoxia striata, Peniocereus diguetii
Family: Cactaceae
Cardoncillo, Dahlia-rooted Cereus (Peniocereus  striatus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Will take a few degrees of frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Very heat resistant in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: USA (Arizona), Mexico (Baja California, Sonora)

Growth Habits: Shrubby plant, generally looking like a bunch of dry sticks, only close observation allows to see the areoles and spines; up to 4 feet tall (1.2 m), bluish to grayish green stems up to 0.3 inches in diameter (7 mm), 6 to 9 ribs, 2 central spines, 9 or 10 whitish radials

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage


Cardoncillo, Dahlia-rooted Cereus (Peniocereus  striatus)

Blooming Habits:
Reddish purple diurnal flowers, in early summer, up to 6 inches long (15 cm), 3 inches in diameter (7.5 cm), followed by pear shaped fruits, 1.6 inches long (4 cm) with red pulp.

Fruiting Habits:

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