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Harrisia balansae
Scientific Name: Harrisia balansae (K. Schumann) N.P. Taylor & Zappi
Synonym: Cereus guelichii, Eriocereus guelichii, Harrisia guelichii
Family: Cactaceae
Harrisia  balansae
Harrisia guelichii at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Argentina (Gran Chaco)

Growth Habits: Cactus with long 3 or 4-angled spiny stems, up to 6 feet tall (1.8 m)

Watering Needs: Water and fertilize regularly from spring to fall. Keep rather dry in winter.

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

Blooming Habits:
In summer, the Harrisia balansae has large white nocturnal flower reaching 10 inches in diameter (25 cm). They are followed by an edible red fruit.

Fruiting Habits:

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