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Selenicereus testudo

Dog-tail Cactus

Pitaya De Tortuga,tropical Cactus
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Selenicereus testudo
Principal Common Name Dog-tail Cactus
Common Name(s) Pitaya De Tortuga,Tropical Cactus
Synonym
Description Epiphytic vine, segmented stems 10 inches long, 1.2 to 4 inches wide with 3 to 8 winged ribs, 0.4 to 1.2 inches high; 10 or more spines, 0.4 to 0.8 inch long
General Comments The thicker three-sided stems that are produced occasionally on this plant are easier to root than the thinner, four-sided stems.
Origin
Nativity Southern Mexico to Colombia
Height Range 0 - 0
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Warning
Sunset Zones 24
USDA Zones 10b : 11
Leaf Color Medium Green
Leaf Texture Spiny
Form Cactus : Epiphyte
Flower Color White : Yellow
Flower Time Summer
Months
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Part Sun : Light Shade
Soil Preferences Moist
Watering Preferences Medium
Outstanding Features Color : Flower : Form : Heat Tolerant

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