Plant Care Queen of the night
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Queen of the night

4.7 out of 5 (9 experiences)

Queen of the night has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower
Queen of the night has a Survivor plant personality Survivor

Also known as

Moonlight cactus, Queen of night, Large-flowered cactus, Sweet-scented cactus and Vanilla cactus

Taxonomy

Selenicereus grandiflorus
Selenicereus
Cactaceae
Caryophyllales

How to care for Queen of the night

Water

How often to water your Queen of the night

Water needs for Queen of the night
0.5 cups
every 12

Queen of the night 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

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

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Finding light for Queen of the night in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Queen of the night: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Queen of the night love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Queen of the night does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of Queen of the night in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Queen of the night

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Queen of the night: 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 after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Queen of the night

Queen of the night

Queen of the night


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 1ft 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 has a Fast grower plant personality Fast grower 8
Queen of the night has a Survivor plant personality Survivor 7
Queen of the night has a Blooms easily plant personality Blooms easily 2
Queen of the night has a Easy to propagate plant personality Easy to propagate 1
Secretaryofsucculents avatar
@Secretaryofsucculents
leaf-1 13 Plants
xp 321 XP
08/07/2021

It’s a very resilient plant that can handle being mistreated again & again. Once given the proper love, it can become quite huge. A lot of people dislike how long their arms get, I find them cute.

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor
Sabrina.cheyenne avatar
@Sabrina.cheyenne
leaf-1 4 Plants
xp 312 XP
globe Sand Springs, Oklahoma
06/24/2021

He’s still a little small so every time he grows a new arm it starts to weigh him down so you have to check they’re upright. ❤️❤️

Fast grower Fast grower
Blooms easily Blooms easily
Survivor Survivor
Yellowfellow avatar
@Yellowfellow
leaf-1 9 Plants
xp 237 XP
05/17/2021

Honestly there’s not much to say about this one, easy to care for, water once a week maybe even less but don’t be fooled about his apprentice he may look cute and fluffy but he’s actually a pointy demon - you have been warned 🤝

Fast grower Fast grower
Survivor Survivor

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