Stenocereus Eruca 'Creeping Devil‘

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Basic Info

Stenocereus Eruca is also known as the ‘Creeping Devil‘. As the plant matures you can expect it to produce a beautiful long looking stem that is mostly green to light green covered by long dark brown spines. When the plant produces flowers expect white to pink flowers.

Care and Propagation Information


Stenocereus Eruca ‘Creeping Devil‘ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Creeping Devil healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Stenocereus Eruca ‘Creeping Devil‘

This succulent type is quite covered in spines all around its stems. It is a nice addition to your outside garden especially if you enjoy cactues!

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Quick Facts:

  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be grown outdoor
  • Grows 60 cm (24″) tall
  • Grows up to 60 cm (24″) wide
  • Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Prefers Zone 9a-11b -6.7 °C (20 F)
  • Best propagated by seeds
  • Flowers are white and pinkish

Where to Plant

Stenocereus Eruca ‘Creeping Devil‘ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 9a-11b which is around -6.7 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Creeping Devil in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Stenocereus Eruca ‘Creeping Devil‘

Creeping Devil can be propagated by seeds. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Stenocereus Eruca ‘Creeping Devil‘ Using Seeds

This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.

Origin and Habitat

The Creeping Devil is only found on the central Pacific coast of Baja California Sur, in Mexico.

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