Night Blooming Cereus
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Night blooming cereus

Zone 24522 | Elizabeth A Harlow added on January 21, 2017 | Answered

What are the long rod like things that are sprouting and growing upward some reaching so far as high as five feet?

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on January 22, 2017

The queen of the night has the potential to be a very large plant, up to 6 feet tall in containers such as yours. What you are seeing is the nature of the beast - it will form tall stems on which flat leaves emerge. You can use a bamboo rod to support your plant. Or, if you desire, you can shorten the stems to a more manageable height - the best time to prune is after flowering.

For more information on the queen of the night plant, please visit the following link:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/night-blooming-cereus/night-blooming-cereus.htm

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