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Queen of the Night

Not a fancy, romanticised name for a prostitute, but, instead, for a cacti. Queen of the night, or Selenicereus grandiflorus for the very fancy is an, according to Wikipedia epiphytic or lithophyic (tree or tock dwelling), night blooming cacti.

I have had this specimen for probably a decade or so, living in various conditions, until moving it into its new home a few years ago, it seems happy. It is not how you might imagine a cacti, with long, branching stems featuring aerial roots, creeping off around the place. This is the 1st time I have seen mine flower with a single, large, pleasantly scented flower, true to reputation, only lasting a single night.

Queen of the Night Cacti Selenicereus grandiflorus 1

Selenicereus grandiflorus 2

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3 Comments

  1. Beautiful flower. Sometimes gardening is all about patience..

  2. An impressive flower- did you cheer?

    • admin

      March 1, 2017 at 2:56 pm

      That would be weird.. instead, I responded like a normal person, posted it on the internet and made some resolutions.

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