Honduran Moon Torch
Honduran Moon Torch is a very rare cactus from the genus Selenicereus and the species hondurensis. It originated from Honduras and was first collected in the 1900s. The growth is round and spiny compared to other Selenicereus species. Stems are green and can have deep purple dots below each spine. The Honduran Moon Torch is very easy to grow from cuttings.
Like many Selenicereus species, this variety is nocturnal blooming with blooms staying open till late morning that is typically fragrant. Flower buds start with lots of brown hair on them. Soon after, slender floral tubes open up to 8″ wide. The flower is white and yellow with gold and bronze back petals when fully opened.
Fruits from the Honduran Moon Torch is unique, weighing about half a pound each. The exterior has light pink skin and lots of tiny fins. The flesh of the fruit is firm with small crunchy seeds. When chilled, it’s great to eat on a hot summer day. Spicy Exotics collected this variety from a grower in California.