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Harrisia 'Jusbertii'
Scientific Name: Harrisia 'Jusbertii' (Rebut ex K.Schum.) Borg
Synonym: Harrisia bonplandii, Cereus jusbertii, Eriocereus jusbertii, Harrisia jusbertii
Family: Cactaceae
Harrisia  'Jusbertii' Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Unknown, maybe Argentina or Paraguay, possibly an intergeneric hybrid between a Harrisia (maybe H. pomanensis) and an Echinopsis eyriesii

Growth Habits: Stems with few branches, mostly erect, up to 2.4 inches in diameter (6 cm), 5 or 6 ribs, 7 very short spines, areoles 0.8 inch (2 cm) apart

Watering Needs:


As 'Harrisia jusbertii', it is a very popular rootstock used in grafting rare cactus species.

Part of stem, picture from K. Schumann

Blooming Habits:
Abundant blossom of large nocturnal white flowers, with brownish green outer petals, 7 inches long (18 cm). It might be difficult to obtain seeds, since the species is self-sterile, and most plants are propagated by cuttings and even plants from different source might be coming from the same clone.

Fruiting Habits:

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