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Scientific Name: Harrisia pomanensis (F.A.C.Weber) Britton & Rose
Synonym: Eriocereus tarijensis, Harrisia pomanensis ssp. tarijensis, Eriocereus polyacanthus, Harrisia pomanensis ssp. bonplandii, Harrisia bonplandii, Cereus bonplandii, Eriocereus pomanensis, Cereus pomanensis, Eriocereus bonplandii
Family: Cactaceae
Applecactus (Harrisia  pomanensis)
Harrisia pomanensis, in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay

Growth Habits: Mostly erect, stems up to 10 feet long (3 m), up to 2.4 inches in diameter (6 cm), 3 to 6 ribs; no central, or 1, rarely 2; 3 to 8 radials

Watering Needs:


In habitat, as Harrisia bonplandii, in Britton and Rose's The Cactaceae

Blooming Habits:
White flowers, with greenish outer petals, 6 inches long (15 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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