August 23, 2009

Night Blooming Cereus, Epiphyllum

Wind blew the smallest pot of Night Blooming Cereus off the carport ledge and broke the ceramic pot. It lay on the concrete for a day until I finally stuffed it into a plastic nursery pot. The bud hung on and last night it opened.

The pets enjoyed the attention paid the flower because it meant humans came outside past bedtime.

You can see other, better pictures of epiphyllum blooms here: Night Blooming Cactus on my Seedscatterer Blog.


kenju said...

I went to Seed Scatterer to see it. Just beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Epiphyllum Oxypetalum has a beautifull bloom its also very fragrant. In fact if cut off and taken inside and put in a glass of water the bloom last a week or more and will make the entire room smell like spring! Your picture is a good representation of the growth with slender stems and the crazy long spiky growth unusual. I have thousands of pictures of this species and others including Epiphyllum Hybrids,Schlumbergera and Hylocereus at my website

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