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Browningia candelaris
Scientific Name: Browningia candelaris Britton & Rose
Synonym: Cereus candelaris, Browningia icaensis
Family: Cactaceae
Browningia  candelaris
Browningia candelaris, flower and fruit, in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae
Frost Tolerance: Little frost for limited duration

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60F (15C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Northern Chile, southern Peru

Growth Habits: Tree-like cactus, up to 15 feet tall (4.5 m); 50 ribs on mature stems; spines few or missing on juvenile stems, 20 to 50 on mature stems, 0.5 inches long (1.3 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water in winter


Blooming Habits:
Nocturnal white flowers with pinkish outer segments, 4 inches long (10 cm). They are followed by oval fruits, 3 inches long (7.5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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