Epiphyllum Oxypetalum ‘Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus’


This variety of cactus is as easy to care for as the rest of it’s family, while featuring several uniquely shaped leaves. In the wild, this plant is known for blooming rather spectacular flowers, but only ever at night. Then, the flowers wilt before the sun even comes up. While this isn’t as likely to happen indoors, try placing it in your sunniest window or even outdoors during the summer and give it a try! 

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name:Epiphyllum Oxypetalum
  • Common Name(s): Dutchman’s Pipe Cactus, Queen of the Night
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Native Range: Southern Mexico, large portions of South America 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright light
  • Water: Water when soil is fully dry. Avoid overwatering 
  • Humidity: Average
  • Temperature: 60-70F
  • Pruning: Usually unnecessary 
  • Feeding: Cactus fertilizer during the Summer
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Growth: Upright, clumping
  • Pests: Uncommon
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans to pets but it’ll prick you!