Selenicereus validus is a native of Mexico and is a beautiful easy-care plant wIth cactus-like trailing leaves. It's a very fast grower and will thrive in a small pot for years.
We love this plant for its easy care nature and unusual almost alien-like appearance providing interesting structure and shape. It works well as a potted plant or as a hanging plant.
In the wild its native to Mexico, where it lives in tropical subtropical or tropical forests, hanging or hanging on branches or growing in the hollow of old trees. The main threat to the species is deforestation.
Interestingly, these plants flower in the dark, producing beautiful large white flowers that open in complete darkness and then fade after one night at dawn.
It will grow in indirect light conditions making it ideal as an indoor houseplant.
Selenicereus make a great houseplant gift for friends or family - surprise them with rainforest style! If you are giving Selenicereus as a gift, make sure you include your message at the basket stage. We’ll deliver the houseplant along with a free, handwritten card - and we’ll leave out the paperwork with the price on!
Selenicereus care level
This plant is easy care, great for beginners.
Where should I put this plant?
likes a bright indirect light, it will also enjoy a sunny spot, so it’s not a fussy plant but will burn in full sun.
How should I water this plant?
Water when the top two inches of soil are dry, make sure you don’t overwater this plant.
Should I feed this plant?
Feed once a month in spring and summer with a liquid plant food. Why not try our own vegan, organic plant food?
Is this plant suitable if I have pets?
This plant is toxic to cats and dogs.
What size is this plant?
W8cm x H15cm
If you would like more information on caring for houseplants, please have a look at our video here