Botanical Name: Cereus hildmannianus Add
Common Name: Hildmann Cactus  
Plant photo of: Cereus hildmannianus
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  • Anatomy

  • Culture

  • Design

Plant Type

Succulent, Cactus


Height Range

3-6', 6-12'


Flower Color

Yellow, White


Flower Season

Spring, Summer


Leaf Color

Green, Blue Green


Bark Color



Fruit Color

Green, Red


Fruit Season



Full, Half



Very Low, Low, Extra in Summer


Growth Rate



Soil Type



Soil Condition

Average, Poor, Well-drained


Soil pH

Neutral, Basic


Adverse Factors

Attracts Bees, Thorns/Spines

Design Styles

Ranch, Spanish


Accenting Features

Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Shape


Seasonal Interest

Spring, Summer


Location Uses

Parking Strip, Patio, Raised Planter, With Rocks


Special Uses

Container, Fire Resistant


Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Olin Miller
  • Description

  • Notes

Hildmann Cactus is tall and treelike. Can form bushes to 10 ft. tall wich can eventually spread to 15 ft. Has a striking bluish green color with scattered spines. Produces large white flowers that are 6-7 in. long and 5 in. across.
Planting Instructions: 1. Dig a hole 2 times the width and 1 and 1/2 times the height of the container. 2. Set rootball at ground level. 3. Prepare soil mix of equal parts soil and soil amendment. 4. Backfill with amended soil. 5. Build Basin and water.