Fairy Castle

Cereus hildmannianus

$ 8.50

The Fairy Castle is a large cactus which branches up from the base and can reach heights of 9 meters or more. When looking at a mature plant through the eyes of a child, it is easy to see how this cactus earned it’s name with all of it’s towering pillars creating an illusion of a great green fairy fortress poured straight from the pages of a bed time story book.


Fairy Castle

Botanical Name: Cereus hildmannianus

Common Names: Fairy Castle, Andes Organ Pipe, Cereus, Hedge Cactus, Peruvian Apple, Spiny Tree Cactus

The Fairy Castle is a cactus with bright blue-green branching stems which develops spines on the edges of each rib as the plant ages. There are typically 4 to 6 ribs on each stem that become more prominent as the plant matures.

Another striking characteristic of this cactus are the large white flowers which open up to 15cm wide and branch off the stems of the cactus by up to 30cm followed by large egg shaped fruits about 6cm long that are red when ripe.

The Fairy Castle is native to Brazil where it will thrive in tropical climates. This can be replicated in most Australian gardens by allowing this plant to dry out between deep watering, and keeping drier during the winter.

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All orders are dispatched every Tuesday via Australia Post and usually arrive between 2-5 business days.

Orders with payment received before Sunday Midnight 11:59 PM  will be processed on Monday and dispatched on Tuesday. Any orders made after this time will miss the batch but will be included in the following Tuesday's dispatch.

Due to quarantine laws Ezy Care Succulents can only post to QLD, NSW, SA, VIC and ACT. We are currently seeking approval to post to WA, TAS and NT, so please join our facebook group to receive updates of when we can ship to you.


All plants are removed from their pots and all soil cleaned away as this is the safest and cleanest way of shipping. Succulents are extremely hardy, and this will not harm your plants but will just appear "dry and thirsty". Easy instructions on how to repot and care for your succulents are included with every order.

By preparing your plants with bare roots helps comply with quarantine regulations and also minimises shipping costs to our customers, making Ezy Care Succulents a very cost-effective way of purchasing your plants.

All orders are packaged with environmentally friendly recycled paper to ensure safe freight and reduce damage to the plant.


Only the healthiest, top quality plants are selected from the Ezy Care Succulents nursery for your order. The size, colour, and shape of your shipment may vary according to the season, or when shipping to colder areas. All succulents are slightly dried prior to packaging and may look different to the photo. Preparation instructions are included in every order which are specific to the plants that you have ordered, and usually only take a few days to recover.

Even though many of our succulents are known for their agricultural and medicinal uses, all the plants at the Ezy Care Succulents nursery are propagated for ornamental purposes only. Please ensure that you have conducted your own thorough research if you intend on consuming these plants, as we recommend against human consumption.