|Full Description: Species Selenicereus testudo also commonly called Deamia Testudo or DOG TAIL cactus. Has a large 9"+ (22.86cm) average diameter white with yellow to gold nocturnal blooms on sausage like growth that averages 1" diameter to 1-1/2"+ (3.81cm)diameter when young but can gain more girth with age/maturity up to 3-4" (10.16cm) in diameter. Great basket type plant it will hug the container in a downward direction. First discovered in 1837 in these locations; Mexico, Guatemala, Belize, Honduras, Costa Rica and
Nicaragua. Stems are 3 to 5 ribbed type growth, ribs evenly spaced on hanging stems but stem usually flattened on one side when
rooting along a tree-trunk or other support surface. Flowers average 21-26cm long. Easy to grow takes simular cutlure as Epiphyllums but a little brighter light, lower water requirements in winter. Grows fast in warm summer months. Blooms mid to late summer/fall in Northern hemisphere. |
NOTES;Has a slight fragrance on fully open blooms.
Offered as cuttings. One gallon and larger plants are also available for mail order to US destinations, call for availability and pricing from our walk in nursery location Epicacti Nursery
THE CUTTINGS OFFERED HERE WERE GARDEN CULTIVATED AND WERE NOT REMOVED FROM THERE NATIVE HABITAT.
(Below are more pictures of Selenicereus testudo in bloom, and examples of bud/stem developement along with typical stem growth.)