General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Plant Height: Erect or sprawling, 4 to 8 feet
Fruit: Showy
Other: 3 inch elliptical, reddish-orange
Flowers: Showy
Other: Each flower opening late evening and lasting only one night.
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 4"-5"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Tuber
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Allow cut end to dry and callous over for a few weeks before planting.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Night Blooming Cereus
  • Arizona Queen of the Night
  • Deer Horn Cactus
  • Reina de la Noche
  • Desert Night Blooming Cereus

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