Photo: Flickr Robert Montgomery – Queen of the Night
a magical moon garden
blooms in the moonlight
Night-Blooming Cereus or Queen of the Night
This common name refers to many different plants, but all are night-blooming cacti. Most feature large, spectacular, sweet-scented white blooms that, to me, look like fireworks. The blooms open at night and usually start wilting by sunrise. Unless you live in a tropical area, these should be treated as house plants – they can summer outside in cold areas but must be brought inside for winter.