Dutchman's Pipe Cactus
4.7 out of 5 (13 experiences)
Also known as
Princess of the Night, Queen of the Night and Night Blooming Cereus
How to care for Dutchman's Pipe Cactus
Dutchman's Pipe Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.
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Dutchman's Pipe Cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.
Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.
Dutchman's Pipe Cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.
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Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.
By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.
To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Dutchman's Pipe Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.
What other plant parents say
Put it next to a window, any window and it will be happy. I have one in a sw window and another in a nw window and they have big red blooms in mid July. Cut from the stem to propagate in soil or in water. Water about every two weeks, or when it starts to wrinkle. Very easy to care for and pest resistant!
I have had this cactus for five years. It flowers every year, beautiful red blooms. I haven’t always cared for it the best way I could have done in the past, but it’s still here. It needs space as it can grow outwards as well as upwards.
I have it positioned on a window sill of a south facing window. It’s fed and watered weekly. Since repotting it, there is an amazing amount of new growth.
My husband received our Dutchman’s pipe cactus as a gift from an old boss of his named Kevin Jones that he used to work for 13 years ago. We have yet to see it bloom but we’ve heard that it’s very fragrant when it blooms and it will smell up the entire room of the house that its in. Looking forward to seeing it bloom some day. We were told that you need to propagate off the mother plant prior to it blooming because once it blooms the plant starts to die off.