Night Blooming Cereus "Epiphyllum Oxypetalum"
Affectionately called the "Queen of the Night", the night blooming Cereus plant is highly sought after for its elusive flowers. Blooming can begin at dusk with the flower being fully open around midnight. They are bright white, multi-petaled flowers can range between 8 to 14 inches across. Once the sun starts the rise, the flowers will begin to wilt and completely fade by early morning. Why do they bloom at night? The main pollinators for this plant are moths and bats, which are more active during the dark. Typically the foliage is a flat, dark green stem with scalloped edges, but some branches can have thicker, sectioned areas making it a wild climbing and trailing plant all at the same time. This fast growing succulent will thrive outdoors in bright morning sun or filtered light. They tolerate drought but prefer regular watering during the spring and summer months.
Available in 4" pots.
*Plant ships bare root