Selenicereus Grandiflorus ‘Queen of the Night’

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Basic Info

Selenicereus Grandiflorus also known as the  ‘Queen of the Night’. As the succulent matures you can expect it to be green and almost vine like in its shape. When the plant flower it will produce white flowers all around the stem.

Scientific Classification

Family: Cactaceae
Genus: Selenicereus

Care and Propagation Information


Selenicereus Grandiflorus ‘Queen of the Night’ can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Queen of the Night healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Selenicereus Grandiflorus ‘Queen of the Night’

This succulent type is a unique one that blooms in the spring. When it blooms, you will enjoy white flowers. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!

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Quick Facts:

  • Prefers full sun
  • Can be grown outdoor
  • Grows 9 m (30ft) tall
  • Grows up to 30 cm (12″) wide
  • Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
  • Does not handle cold well
  • Prefers Zone 10a-11 -6.7 °C (20 F)
  • Best propagated by offsets and seeds
  • Flowers are white

Where to Plant

Selenicereus Grandiflorus ‘Queen of the Night’ succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 10a-11 which is around -6.7 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Queen of the Night in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Selenicereus Grandiflorus ‘Queen of the Night’

Queen of the Night can be propagated by seeds and cuttings. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Selenicereus Grandiflorus ‘Queen of the Night’ From Cuttings

When propagating Queen of the night from cuttings, cut a leaf from the mother plant carefully with a clean knife or scissors. Before replanting, wait for a few days to allow it to callous. Use well-draining soil for your new succulent plant. Don’t forget to water when the soil dries out.

How to Propagate Selenicereus Grandiflorus ‘Queen of the Night’ Using Seeds

This succulent type is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.

Origin and Habitat

Queen of the night is native to Mexico and South America along with United States.