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Night-blooming Cereus

Night-blooming Cereus

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 10 feet
Spread: 2-5 feet
Flower Color: white or cream
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


Night-blooming Cereus is a common name given to several different species of cacti that share the characteristic of producing large, fragrant flowers that open at night. These species belong to various genera, including Epiphyllum, Hylocereus, and Selenicereus. They are native to various regions in the Americas, from the deserts of the Southwest United States to the tropical rainforests of South and Central America.

The size and growth habits of Night-blooming Cereus cacti can vary greatly depending on the species. Some grow as sprawling or climbing vines, while others are more upright and columnar. The foliage can range from flat and leaf-like to ribbed and spiny.

The most spectacular feature of these plants is their flowers. These blooms are typically large, white or cream-colored, and highly fragrant. The flowers usually open after dusk, often in great numbers, and last for a single night, where pollinators such as moths and bats are attracted to them.

Night-blooming Cereus species prefer well-draining soil and should be watered moderately, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings. They are adapted to a variety of light conditions, from full sun to partial shade, depending on the species.

These plants are often grown for their stunning floral display, which can be a dramatic and enchanting experience, especially as the blooms often appear suddenly and in abundance. They are popular in gardens in warm climates and as houseplants in cooler regions.

Night-blooming Cereus is a perfect choice for those interested in a unique and somewhat mysterious plant. Its nocturnal flowering habit adds a special intrigue and beauty, making it a conversation piece in any garden or home.

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