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Selenicereus grandiflorus, 3 months old

My Selenicereus seedlings had a bit of an accident and I lost most of them. White mold got in and killed off the roots on my babies, and these are all I have left. At least they look somewhat healthy. Especially the one in the middle!
Right now they’re growing on my window sill and not under grow lights. The airflow here is better, but it’s slightly colder. Hopefully they survive the colder air in winter.

Selenicereus grandiflorus babies!

I found these seed packets with Stapelia gigantea and Selenicereus grandiflorus a month ago and decided to give it a try. I don’t think the Stapelia seeds will germinate, because I couldn’t keep the seeds from being overtaken by black mold, even after a good hydrogen peroxide soak. The Selenicereus grandiflorus are doing okay right now. A month after germination, a couple of them have grown these little spikes and they’re adorable!
Selenicereus grandiflorus are known for their huge, beautiful flowers, but the plants themselves can be kind of bland. This is why I love cacti, though. They can blend in with the background, sometimes even be downright ugly for years, but when they finally decide to bloom, they’re magnificent. Even if the flower only lasts for one day.

Hildewintera colademononis and Selenicereus validus

So of course I bought a new plant again. And it’s a whopper, too. The first cactus in the new wall planter (bought the planter today as well) is my old Hildewintera colademonosis and the second one is my new Selenicereus validus. I thought these would go great together on my balcony, since they’re both hanging cacti and need similar care.
The flowers on Selenicereus are huge and spectacular and I can’t wait to see them. It blooms at night, which means I will be home to witness it, even though the flowers only last for a couple of hours.