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Tropical / Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus)

Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus)
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The spectacular flowers of this climbing cactus only open during one night and are up to 30 cm in size.

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2 days

€ 3,50
Price per 20 seeds

 

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Common name:
Queen of the Night

Origin:
Central America

Minimum temperature:
5 degrees Celsius

Description:
The Queen of the Night is a cactus from the dryer forests of Central America where it grows as epiphyte in trees or on rocks. The stems can be meters long and produce many roots, giving the plant a messy look. The plant thanks its common name to the spectacular flowers which only flower for one night. The flowers open in the evening and are most beautiful in the early morning. By daytime the flowers wither again. The flowers can be up to 30 cm in size and spread a sweet scent. In nature the flowers are pollinated by moths.
It is an easy plant to keep, which enjoys a sunny spot, a well-drained soil and sparce amounts of water.

Sowing instructions:
Sow the seeds superficially in sowing mix and cover it with plastic foil or glass, in order to keep the soil constantly moist. Put the soil in a bright spot at elevated temperature between 22 and 30 degC.

Sowing time:
All year

Difficulty:
Intermediate
 
 

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