Cereus peruvianus, Peruvian Apple Cactus

(15 customer reviews)

Depending on availability, cactus may or may not have twists. This item ships in a grower pot. Click here for care instructions.

Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships September 24th - October 1st.
$ 30.00

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Natural Root Stimulant

Natural probiotics, organics, and moisture control gel boost root growth. Invigorates existing plants, reduces transplant shock and accelerates establishment of new plants. This all natural product will not burn roots.

When Transplanting: Apply between new soil and plant so stimulant touches root ball.

For Existing Plants: Apply stimulant 2-3 inches below top of soil.

Use the proper amount for each pot size:
6″ Pot: ½ Pack
8-10″ Pot: 1 Pack
12-14″ pot: 2 Packs

Organic Indoor Soil Mix

Watch your indoor plants flourish with PlantVine’s Organic Indoor Soil. This is our best all-purpose mix for the demanding requirements of indoor potted plants. The perfect combination of quality ingredients provides the ideal amount of water retention, drainage and aeration for a wide variety of interior plants. This is an all natural product containing no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

Organic Outdoor Potting Mix

PlantVine’s Organic Outdoor Potting Soil is time-tested and proven to help your outdoor potted plants thrive. This is our best all-purpose mix, and a smart choice for a wide variety of outdoor plants, flowers and vegetables. The all natural ingredients are specially blended to provide excellent long term drainage, high air porosity and good water holding capability. This mix contains no artificial fertilizers or chemicals. Each bag contains 128 oz of soil.

6” pot into an 8-10” planter: About 1.5 bags
8-10” pot into a 12-14” planter: About 3 bags

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A Stately Addition to your Cactus Collection

The Peruvian Apple Cactus is easy to grow, and needs very little TLC to thrive indoors or out. As the name implies, the plant originates in the deserts of South America. This succulent is slow growing, but will reward you with pristine white flowers throughout the summer. Lucky gardeners may even enjoy the fruit, which some say tastes like a cross between an overripe apple and a melon.

The plant prefers plenty of sunlight and fast-draining cactus soil. Water often during hot summer months, less frequently during winter. If grown outdoors, the plant can reach up to 30 ft. in height. If you chose it for inside your home, make sure to place it in a spot that gets plenty of light.

Additional information


10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 9a, 9b

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

15 reviews for Cereus peruvianus, Peruvian Apple Cactus

  1. Elizabeth (verified owner)

    Beautiful cactus. Arrived healthy and very happy with my purchase.

  2. Jaime Aleman (verified owner)

    i expected a half beat up cactus yet received a beautiful perfectly symmetrical specimen, so worth the wait.

  3. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excited for it to grow.

  4. Ivanka Tolan (verified owner)

    I got the most beautiful cactus but unfortunately it got broken in transit. The Plantvine team promptly sent me a replacement. Their customer service is exceptional.

  5. Cheryl Feld (verified owner)

    Safe delivery. Beautiful cactus

  6. Natasha C. (verified owner)

    Super healthy when it arrived. You can tell it was well taken care of, super satisfied with my order!

  7. Sara (verified owner)

    Amazing. My new love. Arrived just like the picture sent before it shipped! Thank you!

  8. Alex Pass (verified owner)

    It was much bigger than I expected and it was packaged neat and securely. I couldn’t be happier!!

  9. Larry Stephenson (verified owner)

    Nice plant that arrived in good condition.

  10. Paulina (verified owner)

    When placing the order, I asked, if possible, for a specific look of the cactus. I could not be happier with the one I received! Ordering another. Thanks so much!

  11. Dana B. (verified owner)

    Very pleased with cactus and the shopping experience overall. Arrived healthy and packaged well. With free shipping and the size of this specimen, it is a great deal!

  12. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Plant arrived in great condition. Wonderful customer service department as well!

  13. Andrea (verified owner)

    I was so excited to get this and it did not disappoint.

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  15. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Just received my cactus. Taller half is 26″ tall excluding the pot; gorgeous. Came well-packaged.

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Why others chose the Cereus peruvianus, Peruvian Apple Cactus

I love cactus plants

I love cactus plants

the warm smell of colitas rising up through the air!


As a house warming gift for my daughter and her husband. She has been wanting a big cactus for a while.

Bright corner in my bedroom needs a new plant!

I have been looking for a large cactus on other sites and have not been able to find one. So happy to find one!

My son wanted a tall cactus for his birthday. He is a perfectionist and I was assured I would get a photo of my plant before it was shipped, assuring me that we would both be pleased with the purchase.

Good size and price! Didn't want a cutting. So pleased to find a rooted one.

So large and beautiful

I've been looking for a decent sized cereus peruvianus and have only been able to find unrotted options. Thrilled to have found a reputable source for larger cacti and unique plants!

This beautiful cactus will sit on my back deck and remind me of the amazing trip to Mexico that I took with my husband :)

Got something to discuss?

Mike Pepe
1 year 10 months ago

What is the average height when you receive it?

1 year 10 months ago

Hi Mike, It varies from plant to plant our Large Peruvian Apple Cactus is in our 8-10″/3gallon pot and is between 2.5-3ft in height, this is including the nursery pot in the height.

Tricia Watkins
1 year 4 months ago

What size pot should this be planted in? Mostly the width of the pot?

1 year 3 months ago

Our large size is between 8-10 inches so a 12 inch pot would work well.

1 year 3 months ago

How often should you water this? What is the sunlight requirements?

1 year 3 months ago

Hi! You should water your cactus depending upon its location once to every two months. They are very drought tolerant. You should place in bright indirect sunlight.

Hannah Kwong
1 year 3 months ago

Hi! Do you still have the one with twist ? Thank you