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The various species that make up the genus Selenicereus are similar in that they are vine-like, climbing plants. Primarily epiphytes, some also grow on rocks. The stems may be mostly round in cross-section, to sharply angled, to flat-jagged, almost fern-like. Some species are spineless, while other have tiny hairlike spines, and still others with more formidable protection. Ariel roots are common along the stem which aid in climbing.
We recommend purchasing 2 or 3 cuttings when planting up a pot as it will ensure the development of a robust and aesthetic plant.
Selenicereus should be grown in a rich but still well draining soil. They should be watered regularly and fertilized as well. This is essential for good growth and flowering. Selenicereusdislike extreme heat and cold, so they are best green-housed during the depth of winter and heat of summer in hot dry climates. They also prefer shade to sun, and like a little extra humidity in the air.