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Night blooming cereus

Cereus hexagonus

Night blooming cereus is a plant which belongs to the Cereus genus.

Very fragrant, large, trumpet like blossoms open for one night only.

Night blooming cereus grows as an evergreen and is a succulent / flower. Being an evergreen plant, it will keep its leaves throughout the year. Night blooming cereus is known for its mound-forming habit and growing to a height of approximately 2.70 metres (8.78 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid summer.

Night blooming cereus is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.

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How to grow Night blooming cereus

  • Dappled Sun

  • Very Low

Start new plants from a leaf or segment thereto. Keep the new plant away from direct sunlight. I found that partial sun is the best for this plant.

A dappled sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water very sparingly. Keep in mind when planting that Night blooming cereus is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures.

See our list of companion Plants for Night blooming cereus to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing Night blooming cereus from seed

Transplanting Night blooming cereus

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Night blooming cereus is a half hardy plant.

Common Night blooming cereus problems

These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Night blooming cereus plants:

Other names for Night blooming cereus

Queen of the night, Lady of the night

Cereus hexagonus (L.) Mill.

Night blooming cereus care instructions

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