Peruvian Apple Cactus

(24 customer reviews)
Arrives in 3 - 7 days.
Ships April 19th - April 26th.

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  • Grower
    Ships in our standard grower pot which includes drainage holes at the bottom.
  • Selva

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Includes plug and saucer.

  • Viento

    12 inches wide. Made with recycled plastic and natural materials. Weather resistant, insulating, frost resistant, chip and crack resistant. Does not include a drainage hole.

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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

Soluble Fertilizer

Great for indoor and outdoor potted plants, this fertilizer quickly dissolves in water, making fertilizing as quick and simple as possible. Just mix 1 teaspoon (scoop included) with 1 gallon of water, and water as normal. Makes 48 gallons.

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Scientific Name: Cereus peruvianus

Common Names: Peruvian Apple Cactus

Overview: 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.

Depending on availability, cactus may or may not have twists.

Recently Shipped Peruvian Apple Cactus


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Additional information


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

Sun Exposure

Full Sun

24 reviews for Peruvian Apple Cactus

  1. Belki Castro (verified owner)

    It has excellent packaging, and I love it!

  2. Nancy (verified owner)

  3. Diana C. (verified owner)

    Love it so much!

  4. M W. (verified owner)

    I wanted a cactus to fill a sunny spot in my dining room and the apple cactus looked like it would fit. It exceeded my expectations! There are two in the pot one is almost two feel tall and the other is just under a foot tall. This is my fourth Plantvine purchase, all of the plants have arrived well packed and healthy.

  5. Danielle Ford

    How often should I water it initially? I killed one of these from another vendor but it was just a cutting.

  6. Danielle Ford

    Is it rooted?

  7. Lauren P. (verified owner)

  8. Corbin Rowland (verified owner)

    Arrived looking beautiful and healthy- staked up and good to go for a nice sunny spot in my house.

  9. Lisa H. (verified owner)

    My cactus arrived in a couple days after ordering and looked just like photo I received. Very Happy with purchase!!! Will definitely order from PlantVine again.

  10. Emmanuel B. (verified owner)

    Great looks just like in the picture. Great packaging

  11. John Mobley (verified owner)

    Shippers whacked it around, but I can see that it was all kinds of awesomeness.

  12. Elizabeth (verified owner)

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

  13. Jaime Aleman (verified owner)

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

  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Excited for it to grow.

  15. 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.

  16. Cheryl Feld (verified owner)

    Safe delivery. Beautiful cactus

  17. Natasha C. (verified owner)

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

  18. Sara (verified owner)

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

  19. Alex Pass (verified owner)

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

  20. Larry Stephenson (verified owner)

    Nice plant that arrived in good condition.

  21. 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!

  22. 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!

  23. Hannah Kwong

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

  24. Bing

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

  25. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

  26. Andrea (verified owner)

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

  27. Tricia Watkins

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

  28. Anonymous (verified owner)

  29. Anonymous (verified owner)

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

  30. Mike Pepe

    What is the average height when you receive it?

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Why others chose the Peruvian Apple Cactus

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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 :)