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Cactus grandiflorus (Selenecereus grandiflorus) potted plant, organic

$10.00

Family:  Cactus (Cactaceaea)

Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant indoors or greenhoused, protect from frost.

Native to the Caribbean. A rare epiphytic cactus. These make fast-growing house plants, requiring minimal sun, soil, and water. The spines are almost benign–I’ve handled them extensively and never been injured. Flowers are more likely to appear on specimens grown in the greenhouse. The flowers are very huge and white, intoxicatingly fragrant. They usually express for one night only, during the full moon. Traditional usage: Eclectic.  Heart tonic.   Cultivation directions:  Cuttings are rooted into a 2 3/4 inch pot.  Pot up to a gallon of cactus mix on receipt.  Place in the greenhouse, or indoors in a light window.  These will droop or climb, depending on the availability of a trellis (or the curtains!)  Water once every 3 days during the summer, once every 3 weeks during the winter.  Water more if the cutting is getting lots of light and heat.  Water less if the cutting is getting only filtered light and room temperature.  Growth of 3 or 4 feet in a season is not unusual.  Space plants 2 feet apart.

Potted plant Certified organically grown

 

 

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  1. Question

    Bonnie

    After reading your description, I think I’m in love with a plant! First, can you tell me what “eclectic” means in reference to traditional usage? Also, for future reference, when & how should cuttings be taken? I appreciate your help & have a nice day!

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      From Wiki: Eclectic medicine was a branch of American medicine which made use of botanical remedies along with other substances and physical therapy practices, popular in the latter half of the 19th and first half of the 20th centuries.

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    • Jenny

      How do you get these buggers to flower in colder zones? I’ve had mine for a few years, and it doesn’t flower. Does it need restricted light in winter, or bright light in winter, or what? Any advice would be helpful.

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Hi Jenny,
      It needs to be greenhoused in my opinion. Either that, or Gulf State weather–very hot and humid–that what makes it flower. Richo

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