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Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus

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 Selenicereus hondurensis
Family: Cactaceae
Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus
Origin: Hunduras
Vine or creeperFull sunEpiphyteModerate waterDry conditionsWhite/off-white flowersYellow/orange flowersFragrantSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Very rare epiphytic cactus that was first collected in 1900s but hardly traded since then. It has Large off white/yellow blooms with gold/bronze accents and back petals. They are very large and 8"+ when fully opened. The growth is spiny and most unusual of this species compared to other Selenicereus in that it has brownish colored stems, small diameter stem growth compared to the blooms they average 1/4" to 3/4" in diameter. Like many species this variety is nocturnal blooming, blooms will stay open till late morning. The flowering period is late June to fall. It can bloom off season if weather is warm enough. Very easy to grow, takes similar growing culture as Epiphyllums but brighter light.

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 Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus

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Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus

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Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus

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Selenicereus hondurensis, Honduran Moon-Torch Cactus, Queen of the Night, Night Blooming Cereus

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