Acanthocereus tetragonus

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Common Name:

Barbed-Wire Cactus


Florida, Caribbean, Central America


Family: Cactaceae

Tropical cactus with long segmented three sided branches, has a sprawling/climbing habit. Night-blooming

Found throughout tropical Central America, the Caribbean, and southern Florida. This plant tends to grow among the branches of larger shrubs and trees where it stems are supported by the surrounding plant growth.

Well suited to a hanging basket pot, or a vine cage. Should be planted in a well draining media. Can handle ample water in summer, but should be allowed to dry out for long periods during the cold winter months.


Temperature: Hardy to 20F

Full Sun

Jungle Cactus/Orchid Blend

Low Water

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