I overwatered my queen of the night!

Asked April 19, 2020, 12:27 AM EDT

I am new to gardening and got a cutting of the queen of the night cactus. I planted the cutting on March 30th and heavily watered that day. I watered it again today absentmindedly while watering other plants. Have I killed it? What can I do to prevent root rot at this point, is it even rooted? I feel some resistance when I tug on the cuttings. Thank you

District of Columbia

1 Response

The cutting looks okay and does not look overwatered. This plant likes average moist soils during the growing season and drier in winter. It is not recommended for the soil to dry out completely in between waterings. Make sure the soil drains well and has holes for good drainage. Here is a link for care of this plant including watering https://succulentplantcare.com/epiphyllum-oxypetalum-queen-of-the-night-care-guide/

Marian