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Selenicereus Genus

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich

Description

Selenicereus genus (Good luck). These are summer-flowering perennial cacti, which have climbing 4-10 ribbed green stems, that are about 2cm across. The flowers are nocturnal, funnel-shaped flowers. They are frost tender, min 5C and will need sun or partial shade with rich well drained soil. You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Characteristics

Perennials, Epiphytics or Cactus

Origin

S. U.S.A, C & S. America

Cultivation

These are frost-tender plants which prefer dappled to partial-shade and moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but very well-drained soil. You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Propagation

Seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and mealy bugs can be a problem.

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