Night blooming cereus
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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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.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Night blooming cereus so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Night blooming cereus so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Night blooming cereus plants:
Queen of the night, Lady of the night
Cereus hexagonus (L.) Mill.
08 Apr 2012
This is an old picture and since then this plant has been re-potted and has grown incredibly.