Getting your hands on the night blooming cereus fruit is not so easy. Although the fruit itself is not thorny, the cactus vine that it grows on has many clusters of small spines, and to get at the fruit you usually have to get your hand past thorny tangles of the parent vine. Not only is the cereus itself uninviting and formidable, but it also seems to grow in the most unfriendly of St. John environments. Its neighbors are invariably the worst denizens of the St. John plant world, villains such as, catch and keep, Christmas bush, which causes severe skin irritation on contact and pinguin, or false pineapple, a plant so thorny and hard to get past that it is sometimes planted as a natural fence. Moreover, the night blooming cereus’s neighborhood is often the home of our local wasp, the hard-stinging Jack Spaniard, whose nests often hang at face level hidden underneath leaves and branches.
The night blooming cactus is regarded as the odds of the Cactus family and is also the cacti species that is quoted as lifeless for almost a year. The Deer Horn Cactus is also a night glowing cactus and is observed very less in the wild habitat, due to its perturbed visibility. Occasionally in the middle of summer every year, its elegantly aromatic blooms buds as the night falls and closes eternally with the arrival of the first rays of the sunlight. This amazingly featured species of the cactus is most often found in the Chiuahuan and Sonoran desert areas of southern Arizona, north to southern Mexico and west to eastern Texas. This night blooming cactus possesses a thin, bony, lead-grayish, and twiggy trunk of around ½ inch of diameter.
The thorns of this particular species of cactus are exceptionally small that grows besides the four to six ribs of its woody trunks that may simply rupture. Normally, it may be stiff or rambling to reach a length up to eight feet, but is generally half of its length. Most frequently in the gloom of desert plants such as, the Creosote the desert level washes between 5000 to 3000 feet. The flowers of this night blooming cactus are usually somewhat trumpet-shaped that blossoms for just one night between June and July, and are usually measured around 8 inches lengthy and 4 inches broad. All these shiny, off-white and several other petaled flowers are trailed by a red-orange, short-thorny oval shaped fruit, which is three inches long. Contact us today at Orlando Outdoors!