There has been doubt about which plant was available to Linné when he drew up his description, but this is solved and both the plates on this side show the authentic species. in Hildmann (1895) Monatsschr. Epiphyllum oxypetalum. Greater Antilles (Cuba, Cayman Islands, Puerto Rico, Jamaica & Haiti), Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Nicaragua, and a few other locations in South and Central America. The true species is extremely rare in cultivation. Epiphyllum oxypetalum is native to southern Mexico and extensive areas of South America. These very fragrant trumpet-shaped flowers, which bloom for only one night in June or July, are up to 4 inches wide and as much as 8 inches long. 4:189Cereus grandiflorus var. All rights reserved. The North American Deserts minor Salm-DyckCereus tellii hort. When you turn on that function, you allow your camera to get closer to the subject, looking into a flower for example. US. Kakteenk. spectabilis Karwinsky in Förster (1846) Handb.Cact. Epiphyllum oxypetalum is an epiphytic cactus with erect or semi-erect, profusely branched, cylindrical, up to 20 feet (6 m) long primary stems. You’re the proud owner of a Queen of the Night orchid cactus cutting. Either repot into a heavier pot, such as terracotta or a wider container, such as a pan. 14:147Cereus grandiflorus uranos Riccobono (1909) Boo. Linné (Linnaeus) described it in 1753, but it was known long before. 13:183Cereus hondurensis K. Schumann in Weingart (1904) Monatsschr. One of the strangest plants of the desert, the night blooming cereus, is a member of the cactus family that resembles nothing more than a dead bush most of the year. Cereus grandiflorus (L), https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Selenicereus_grandiflorus&oldid=989350069, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, English: Queen of the night, night-blooming cereus, large-flowering cactus, sweet-scented cactus, vanilla cactus, lunar flower, large blooming cereus, large flowered torch thistle, large-flowered night cactus, French: reine de la nuit, princesse de la nuit, cierge à grande fleurs, vierge à grandes fleurs, cierge rampant à grandes fleurs, fleur d'amour, Italian: cacto grandifloro, regina della notte, Japanese: Gekka Bijin (Beautiful woman under the moon), Portuguese: flor-de-baile, cardeiro trepador. uranos (Riccobono) Borg (1951) 206Cereus uranos hort.Selenicereus hondurensis (K. Schumann) Britton & Rose (1909) Contr. Paradoxically, are moderate in size compared with several other Selenicereus species. This book has an entire color page for each wildflower covered, with a discussion of the wildflower. Flowers in late spring or early summer, only blooms one night a year for several years and withers within hours. 8, no 11Cereus grandiflorus affinis Salm-Dyck (1850) Cact. ed. Perform best if grown in full sun. Photo tips: Most digital point-and-shoot cameras have a macro function - usually symbolized by the icon of a little flower. Many plants under the name Selenicereus grandiflorus may belong to this cross. It can be erect or sprawling, reaching a length of up to 8 feet, but is usually half that length. Many species of Selenicereus should be reduced to synonyms of subspecies of this species, differing merely in degree rather than in kind. It is one of the most cultivated species in the genus. The first species to be brought into cultivation. Subfamily: Cactoideae Selenicereus grandiflorus is a cactus species originating from the Antilles, Mexico and Central America. This page was last edited on 18 November 2020, at 14:01. 415Cereus scandens minor Boerhaave in Arendt (1891) Monatsschr. Kakt. Much confused in cultivation. Records from Hortus Kewensis gives that the species was grown at Royal Gardens at Hampton Court before 1700. The primary stem is woody at the base and bears elliptic, leaf-like, scalloped, dark green branches that grow up to 16 inches (40 cm) long and up to 2.4 inches (6 cm) wide. tellii (hort. Its’ strong, sweet smell meant to … One of the strangest plants of the desert, the night blooming cereus, is a member of the cactus family that resembles nothing more than a dead bush most of the year. 467Cereus donkelaarii Salm-Dyck Allg. When Carl von Linné described this cacti in 1753 it was the largest flowered species of cacti known. Epiphyllum oxypetalum (Dutchman's pipe cactus or princess of the night, queen of the night) is a species of cactus and one of the most cultivated species in its genus. Should not be kept under 5 °C (41 °F) in winter. Night Blooming Cereus Queen of the Night - Deer-Horn Cactus. But for one midsummer's night each year, its exqusitely scented flower opens as night falls, then closes forever with the first rays of the morning sun. Climbing on trees and on rocks at 700 metre altitude. Extra light in the early spring will stimulate budding. Epiphyllum oxypetalum (Queen of the Night), Adenium obesum subsp. Hort. The night-blooming cereus has sparse, angular, lead-gray, twiggy stems about 1/2 inch in diameter. Grow them in a standard cactus soil with added grit or perlite. Fruit ovoid, 5–9 cm long, 4.5–7 cm thick, whitish, partly pink, pink, yellow or orange, covered with clusters of spines and hairs which soon drop off, juicy, the imbilicus small and inconspicuous. Large Epiphyllums can become unstable in their pots. Peniocereus greggii - Cereus greggii. Extremeley small spines grow along the 4 to 6 ribs of these woody stems, which can easily break. Fruits are purplish-red, oblong, angled, up to 6.4 inches (16 cm) long, up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) wide. However, be careful not to overwater after pruning as the plant's water requirements will be reduced. Flowers 17–22.5 cm long and reportedly as much as 15 inches (38 cm) in width. Sign up below or read more about the DesertUSA newsletter here. Gartenz. The author, Jon Mark Stewart, has combined super photography with concise information. You will soon be experiencing the joy of witnessing one of the most interesting little quirks of ornamental horticulture: the night-flowering Epiphyllum oxypetalum and Epiphyllum strictum.