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Germination of

Selenicereus validus

Moonlight Cactus - Giant Cactus, Queen of the Night, Selenicereus grandiflorus

Selenicereus validus

Selenicereus validus, also known as the queen of the night cactus, is a tropical cactus native to Central and South America. The seeds of Selenicereus validus should be sown in a well-draining cactus soil mix and covered lightly with a fine layer of sand or grit. The soil should be kept consistently moist but not waterlogged, and the seeds should be exposed to bright, indirect light. It's important to keep the humidity high, so it's recommended to cover the pot with a clear plastic bag or lid until the seeds germinate. Germination can be slow and erratic, with some seeds taking several weeks or even months to germinate.

Some of plants may have very have specific germination requirements that may not be covered in these general instructions. 

Many seeds require pre-treatment before sowing which we try to list here when we can, but this information may not be present here.  Germination times and germination temperatures are to be a guide only.  Many factors can DRASTICALLY affect this.


It's always a good idea to research the specific germination requirements from multiple sources for each plant before attempting to grow them from seed.

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