Florida (Monstrose Mini) Cactus

Scientific name : “Acanthocereus tetragonus monstrose”

Acanthocereus tetragonus ‘Fairy Castle’ is a dwarf, slow-growing cactus with many mid-green branches and branchlets that resemble a castle’s turrets. Each branch has five sides and short white spines that grow along the ribs. An adult plant can reach about 3.3 feet (1 m) in height.

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Acanthocereus tetragonus ‘Fairy Castle’ is a dwarf, slow-growing cactus with many mid-green branches and branchlets that resemble a castle’s turrets. Each branch has five sides and short white spines that grow along the ribs. An adult plant can reach about 3.3 feet (1 m) in height. Nocturnal flowers are white or yellow and rarely produced. Fairy Castle Cactus is easy to care for. It is one of the most commonly sold indoor cacti because of its popularity among beginners. You can find them at any garden center, online, or even your local grocery store. They are often sold with bright straw pink or yellow flowers hot-glued to their spires to add color. Many growers prefer to gently remove the fake flowers or allow them to fall off as the cactus grows. This cactus is a full sun plant that requires well-drained soil. Plant Fairy Castle Cactus in an unglazed clay pot that allows excess moisture to evaporate. It will grow best in a good cactus potting soil, or you can make your own.

Sunlight – It requires indirect sunlight.

Watering – Water only when the soil is dry to touch

Plant Care – Feed the Cactus 2-3 times a year with a fertiliser lower in nitrogen. a 5-10-5 fertiliser works well.

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