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Queen of the Night

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Also known as

Dutchman's Pipe Cactus, Princess of The Night, Night Blooming Cereus

Epiphyllum oxypetalum(Queen of the night) by Cormekke (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering

Expected size








5 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Queen of the Night

A close up of two white Epiphyllum oxypetalum flowers
A close up of a white flower on an Epiphyllum oxypetalum plant
A close up of a white Epiphyllum oxypetalum flower
A green Epiphyllum oxypetalum plant growing outside

Queen of the Night Overview

Epiphyllum oxypetalum is a cactus species in the Cactaceae family. This plant is one of the most commonly cultivated species in this genus, known famously for its night-blooming, pure white flowers, these finish flowering in the space of one night. Known by the common names Queen of The Night, Princess of The Night and Night Blooming Cereus. This last one is quite misleading as it refers to the related genus Cereus, which contains terrestrial, night-blooming plants. This genus by comparison contains epiphytic plants, these grow without the need for soil substrate.

Common problems with Queen of the Night

How to propagate Queen of the Night


Propagate from seed in spring cuttings in summer.


Special features of Queen of the Night

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Queen of the Night

Hanging basket