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Selenicereus grandiflorus

Queen-of-the-night

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height2.5m to 5m
  • Spread0.3m to 0.6m
  • Growth HabitScrambling or scandent
  • Flower ColourPale yellow

Description

Selenicereus grandiflorus (Queen-of-the-night). This species produces pale yellow flowers, which will open at night on this tall climbing perennial cactus, and are funnel-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Fragrant

Origin

Mexico, West Indies

Interest and use

Ornamental, indoors, greenhouse

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Humus-rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

These are frost-tender plants which prefer dappled to partial-shade and moderately fertile, humus-rich, moist but very well-drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate from seed or cuttings.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and mealy bugs can be a problem.

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