Plant Care Queen of the Night Cactus
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Queen of the Night Cactus

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Queen of the Night Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate
Queen of the Night Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Taxonomy

Night-blooming Cereus
Night-blooming

How to care for Queen of the Night Cactus

Water

How often to water your Queen of the Night Cactus

Water needs for Queen of the Night Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Queen of the Night Cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Queen of the Night Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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Finding light for Queen of the Night Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Queen of the Night Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Queen of the Night Cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

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Nutrients

How to fertilize Queen of the Night Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Queen of the Night Cactus: repot after 2X growth

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 Queen of the Night Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Queen of the Night Cactus

Queen of the Night Cactus

Queen of the Night Cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

What other plant parents say

Queen of the Night Cactus has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Queen of the Night Cactus has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 1
Karishae avatar
@Karishae
leaf-1 5 Plants
xp 171 XP
globe Talking Rock, Georgia
09/18/2021

Slow and steady for this girl. My boss gave me a clipping of hers. As you can see I finally got some leaves!

Easy to propagate Easy to propagate
Survivor Survivor

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