How to Grow a Night Blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)

I was giving this plant a year ago. They told me a grows a white flower and only blooms at night. My has not done that yet. It is the most unusual plant I have. The leaves grow to about 8 inches and I get other shoots off of them.

Hi Emma,


White flower Night Blooming Cereus
Night Blooming Cereus

Your plant is called a Night Blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum). Here’s what it looks like in bloom and some care tips.

Water the Night-Blooming Cereus plant from early spring to August when the soil dries out, never allow the plant to sit in water.

Fertilize monthly with a balanced fertilizer  diluted to 1/2 its recommended strength from early spring to August.

Stop feeding in the fall and winter and allow the soil to dry out even more until the following growing season. Night Blooming Cereus do not like temperatures below 50°F (10°C).