Epiphyllum Oxypetalum or Night Blooming Cereus - How to Care For - Sale

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Epiphyllum Oxypetalum or Night Blooming Cereus is a drought tolerant cactus. It typically grows from to 6 to 8 feet tall. 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. E. oxypetalum rarely blooms and only at night, and its flowers wilt before dawn.

Though it is sometimes referred to as a night-blooming cereus, it is not closely related to any of the species in the tribe Cereeae, such as Selenicereus, that are more commonly known as night blooming cereus. All Cereus species bloom at night and are terrestrial plants; Epiphyllum species are usually epiphytic.

How to Care for Epiphyllum Oxypetalum or Night Blooming Cereus

Epiphyllum Oxypetalum or Night Blooming Cereus are relatively easy to care for.

These plants root quite effortlessly when placed in porous and consistently moist soil. Keep under light sun until roots are established. Once the roots develop, they can slowly be acclimated to full sun if desired.

Although Epiphyllum Oxypetalum is considered to be drought resistant, unlike other cactus, these specie do not mind regular watering so long as the soil is porous and chunky. This will minimize the risk of rot.


A well balanced slow release fertilizer is recommended for optimal results.


Medium sun is recommended. This specie can slowly be acclimated into a location with full sun if that plant is healthy and gets regular watering to limit burning.

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