Queen of the Night | Brahma Kamal Plant (Pack of 3)
Brahma Kamal, Epiphyllum oxypetalum, also known as Night-blooming cereus or Queen of the Night, is a stunning and unique plant known for its large, fragrant, white flowers that bloom at night. Here are some features and care tips for this plant:
Feature of Brahma Kamal
- Epiphyllum oxypetalum is an epiphytic cactus that grows on other plants or trees rather than in the ground. It has long, flat, green stems that can grow up to several feet in length and produce aerial roots.
- The plant is native to Central and South America and is typically grown as a houseplant in other parts of the world.
- The flowers are large, white, and trumpet-shaped with long, thin petals that open up at night and close during the day.
- The plant can produce flowers throughout the year, but they are most commonly seen in the summer.
Care of Brahma Kamal
- Epiphyllum oxypetalum prefers bright, indirect light and can tolerate some direct sun in the morning or late afternoon. Avoid placing the plant in full sun all day, as this can burn the leaves.
- The plant likes well-draining soil that is rich in organic matter. A good potting mix for this plant is a combination of peat moss, perlite, and sand.
- Water the plant regularly during the growing season (spring and summer) and reduce watering in the winter. The soil should be kept evenly moist but not waterlogged.
- Epiphyllum oxypetalum can benefit from occasional feeding with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season.
- The plant prefers warm temperatures (between 60-80°F) and high humidity. If the air in your home is dry, you can mist the plant occasionally or place a humidifier nearby.
- Prune the plant as needed to maintain its shape and size. Propagate the plant by taking stem cuttings in the spring or summer and rooting them in a well-draining potting mix.