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moonflower

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Pachycereus marginatus

  • Season Icon Mid AutumnMid Autumn 2020
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moonflower

Help me identify this plant #cactus-id #cactus-id-help #help-id

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fearlessthereforepowerful

Do the spines have a reddish tinge to them? If so, euphorbia canariensis.

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fearlessthereforepowerful

Otherwise, Look up cereus repandus. Euphorbias have a white, milky substance when you cut into them that’s toxic (will heal up quickly, just don’t get it on you- use a clean sharp knife and make sure you don’t have any open cuts on your hand) Cereus cacti don’t. That’s an easy way to know which it is. I posted a pic of some yearling #repandus aka #peruvianapplecactus

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moonflower

@fearlessthereforepowerful Thank you, Christina! The spines are tan and straw-like. I have a few euphorbias and in person this guy looks very different. It is funny you mention the Peruvian Apple Cactus - bc that is exactly what I’ve been trying to find. I’ve been to several plant nurseries recently hunting for the night blooming cactus and I bought this little guy when the last nursery told me they didn’t have any cereus cacti. How funny if this is actually what kind of cactus I got!??

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