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Princess Of The Night in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Selenicereus pteranthus

 

Princess Of The Night

'Princess of the Night' is a succulent which lacks leaves. Instead, the snake-like, leathery stems are green and edged in purple. It has bumps from which spines arise. When mature, it produces 30cm long, trumpet-like flowers which are fragrant and are surrounded by dozens of purplish tan or salmon-violet segments that reflex. N

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plant Features
  • Princess Of The Night likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Princess Of The Night likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Princess Of The Night is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Princess Of The Night likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Princess Of The Night

Latin name

Selenicereus pteranthus

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Princess Of The Night likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Princess Of The Night is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Princess Of The Night likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Princess Of The Night likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Princess Of The Night is 0.30meters x 0.30meters 0.30 M 0.30 M

Selenicereus pteranthus

'Princess of the Night' is a succulent which lacks leaves. Instead, the snake-like, leathery stems are green and edged in purple. It has bumps from which spines arise. When mature, it produces 30cm long, trumpet-like flowers which are fragrant and are surrounded by dozens of purplish tan or salmon-violet segments that reflex. N


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

They need very loose, well-draining soil. A commercial potting mix works well, as long as it is high in perlite or coarse sand, humus and crushed rock. Queen of the Night grown in containers need pots that have drainage holes in the bottom. These plants thrive when pot-bound. Plant in plastic pots as clay pots dry out. These plants need plenty of sunlight. Indoor plants should be placed where they are exposed to sunlight from the south or west. Normal indoor temperatures are fine for these plants, but keep them away from cold or hot drafts

 

Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Mid Summer

Flowers are violet red and semi-tubular in shape.

 
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