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Q.Should I cut the spent flowers off my night blooming cereus?

Zone 19967 | Tink912 added on July 6, 2019 | Answered

My “alien” night blooming cereus had 7 blooms this month. Usually only has one at a time.

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Answered on July 6, 2019

That is completely up to you! It may bloom again faster with a deadheading, but it certainly won't hurt to take them off. Leaving them might grant you fruit, if you allow moths to pollinate it!

This article will offer more information on the care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/night-blooming-cereus/night-blooming-cereus.htm

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