Epiphyllum oxypetalum - Queen of the Night Cactus - Statement Plants

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Epiphyllum oxypetalum - Queen of the Night Cactus

An epiphytic cactus with wide strap-like, flat trailing stems. It has gorgeous, highly fragranced, showy white flowers, opening at night.

Filtered or dappled sun

Likes to stay moist

Well drained organic soil

Not frost tolerant

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  • An epiphytic cactus with wide strap-like, flat trailing stems. It has gorgeous, highly fragranced, showy white flowers, that open only once and only at night, generally lasting a single night. Epiphyllum oxpetalum likes a position with bright, filtered light. Plant in a light airy organic mix (such as peat with perlite or orchid bark) and water moderately, allowing it to dry partially between waterings.

    Synonyms

    Orchid Cactus, Queen of the Night, Lady of the Night, Night-blooming Cactus, Dutchman's Pipe Cactus
    Cereus oxypetalus, Cactus oxypetalus, Cereus latifrons, Epiphyllum acuminatum, Epiphyllum grande, Epiphyllum latifrons, Phyllocactus acuminatus, Phyllocactus grandis, Phyllocactus guyanensis, Phyllocactus latifrons, Phyllocactus oxypetalus


    Plant height Stems can grow upright for 30-40cm before starting to trail
    Plant width Stems can grow to 1m or more in length
    Habit Epiphytic trailing cactus
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Bright to pale green flattened stems, widening as it matures and turning to reddish when in full light or stressed
    Flower White, showy, fragrant
    Flowering time Spring / Summer
    Toxicity Non toxic. Pet and child friendly.