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Family: CACTACEAE 

 Peniocereus rosei
 
 
Author:   Jesús González Ortega, 1926
Family:  Cactaceae
Origin:  Mexico
Soil:  Mix
Water:  Medium
Sun:  Maximum
Thickness:  20 centimetres
Height:  3 meters
Flower:  Crčme/Pink
Propagate:  Seeds/Cuttings
Names:  -
Synonyms:  -

  

One of the very few members of the Cacataceae family with a caudex. It was described by Jesús González Ortega in 1926, found in Mexico, growing on the higher mountain-sides´ well-drained grit. Some water in growth and lots of sun. It has big crčme and pink flowers, which only can been seen at night. It can both be reproduced by seeds and cuttings, but only the seedlings and the specially square "dropping-shots" will form a caudex, which by the way can grow to 20 centimetres in diameter. If it doesn't freeze down, the stems will reach 3 meters.

The genera name from pene; 'thread' and Cereus another member of the Cactaceae family, as to plant form. The species name after  Joseph Nelson Rose, early 20th century American botanist and authority on Apiaceae and Cactaceae.

 


 Made a cutting, and it formed a nice square next year.