Plants ordered today will be shipped in Spring 2023.
Cactus grandiflorus (Selenicereus grandiflorus) potted plant, organic
$11.00 – $77.00
Family: Cactus (Cactaceaea)
Zones 10 to 12, otherwise grown as a potted plant indoors or greenhoused, protect from frost.
Note: There are many examples of Selenicereus pteranthus (princess of the night) being sold as “Cactus grandiflorus.” They are actually different plants. We obtained seed of verified Cactus grandiflorus (Selenicereus grandiflorus) for this offering of potted plants. They are exactly as per photo, seed grown, not from cuttings.
Native to the Caribbean. A rare epiphytic cactus. These can be grown outdoors on the gulf coast and will benefit by being trained up a tree–they will grasp the bark with aerial roots. They also 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: 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 plant is getting lots of light and heat. Water less if the plant 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