Only a few of the different kinds of the cereus Group grow well from cuttings, including cereus serpentinus.
Grafted on to a cereus or Opuntia it is healthier than when on its own roots.
The Torch-Thistle (cereus) has generally an angular stem with a woody axis, and it has tufts of spines on the projecting angles.
Some of the kinds thrive best when grafted on to a thin-stemmed cereus.
It is commonly known as the Opelet, and its scientific name is Anthea cereus.
Have you ever seen, in botanic gardens, the gigantic tapering plant the cereus giganteus?
We have seen perfect "drum-sticks" formed by grafting a full-grown plant of this on the stem of a cereus.
The saguara (cereus giganteus), or great columnar cactus, furnishes the chief supply.
After considerable difficulty I was able to obtain a large and beautiful specimen of Anthea cereus, var.
cereus speciosissimus and phyllanthus, reversion in hybrids of, i. 392.