Botanical Name: Cereus hildmannianus
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


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



Attracts Wildlife


Information by:
Photographer: Olin Miller
  • Description

  • Notes

Hildmann Cactus is tall and treelike. It can form bushes to 10' tall which can eventually spread to 15' wide. It has a striking bluish green color with scattered spines. It produces large white flowers that are 6"-7" long and 5" across.
Planting: 1. Dig a hole 1" less the depth and 2 times the width of the container. 2. Fill hole with water, let soak. 3. Set root ball in hole. 4. Fill hole halway with native soil and water. 5. Finish backfilling hole, build basin and water.