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Chacuob, Zacbacelcán
Scientific Name: Selenicereus donkelaari (Salm-Dyck) Britton & Rose
Synonym: Cereus donkelaari
Family: Cactaceae
Chacuob, Zacbacelcán (Selenicereus  donkelaari) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10

Frost Tolerance: Needs a protected garden area in Phoenix.

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60°F (15°C)

Heat Tolerance: Needs extra humidity in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to shade.

Origin: Yucatan Peninsula (Mexico)

Growth Habits: Long thin stems, up to 27 feet long (8 m), 0.4 inch in diameter (1 cm); 9 or 10 obtuse ribs; areoleswith 10 to 15 spines, a couple very short centrals (2 mm), silky radials barely longer.

Watering Needs: Moderate to abundant water in summer, keep dryer in winter.

Propagation: Cuttings


The white flowers with reddish sepals open at night.

Cultural Practices:
Use orchid substrate.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers with reddish outside segments, 7 inches long (18 cm), followed by an edible fruit.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Las Cactaceas de Mexico

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