Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus)

Botanical names:
Selenicereus grandiflorus Accepted
Cereus callicanthus Synonym
Cereus grandiflorus var. barbadensi Synonym
Cereus grandiflorus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Fruit: Edible to birds
Dehiscent
Other: 2 to 4" spiny, long red; tasty
Flowers: Showy
Fragrant
Nocturnal
Other: Vanilla-like scent
Flower Color: White
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Selenicereus grandiflorus

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Comments:
Posted by GoneTropical (Orlando, Florida - Zone 9b) on Jan 4, 2012 11:30 AM

This cactus prefers to climb up trees, preferring oak or pine, clinging to the rough bark with its aerial roots.
Blooming time in Florida lasts several weeks in midsummer. The huge, dinner plate sized flowers open around 10 pm and close before sunrise.
In their native habitat bats are the pollinators.

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