My night blooming cereus is growing a long shoot that is 4 or 5 feet tall right now. It has some hairlike (inch long) air roots coming out of it, but no leaf buds. Should I leave it to grow or should I cut it off?
Night Blooming Cereus
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
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.
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