Selenicereus grandiflorus, Queen of the Night cactus
Truly a Queen of the night!
June is the month the Queen of the Night flowers for me. Over a period of several weeks this cactus produces amazing blooms open only during nighttime.
Selenicereus grandiflorus is native to Cuba and in its native habitat is pollinated by bats. I have never succeeded in hand pollinating, I guess the bats have a special trick ;-)
It is an undemanding plant, but does require its space to grow.
With its areal roots this cactus prefers to cling to the bark of trees growing very long branches reaching 6 ft or more. The amazing flowers are easily 12 inches in size.
If anyone is interested in growing this plant, contact me for a cutting!