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Little finger-sized inconspicuous cactus has huge astounding flowers-for only one night! Nightblooming Cereus is common name referring to large number of flowering cereus cacti that bloom at night. Because of flower's short life it has romanticized reputation & given rise to erroneous beliefs such as it blooms only once/year or only on nights of full moon. Aka Princess of the Night, Honolulu Queen (for Hylocereus undatus, commonly grown in Hawaii), Queen of the Night, or Reina de la Noche.