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The first 14


By Aleyna


Last night the first 14 buds finnaly open

It started to open around 10pm.

In groups of three

or two

some alone

close to the walls

everywhere, with a special scent…

I wish it would stand for at least a day, but they come with darkness and goes with the first light

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What is the plant called, it is beautiful !!

22 Jan, 2017


I'm sure it smells beautiful...lovely photos.
Like Marjorie, I wonder which plant it i.

22 Jan, 2017


Are you tempted to sit up at night with it? I feel a bit sad for it as its obviously gone to all that wonderful effort to attract night flying insects, - don't suppose you have a supply of those? What a very beautiful thing it is.

22 Jan, 2017



Your Epiphyllum oxypetalum looks great! I love the flowers!

I have two very large Epiphyllum oxypetalum planted in my back yard. They bloom so well in summer, usually 3 times a year; however, I don't think I've ever had 30 flower buds on them at the same time. I have seen several very large plants here in San Diego growing up large trees with maybe a hundred buds or more on them.

23 Jan, 2017


Help! Please can someone explain why this is described on some sites as the night blooming Cereus, Epiphyllum oxypetalum? How can it be both Cereus and Epiphyllum? I thought the night blooming cereus was one of the tall columnar cereus?

23 Jan, 2017



I think is might have been in that genus at one time. Cereus is widely grown here in San Diego and the flowers are very similar (that's how plants are grouped) and it does only bloom at night. Cereus grows very tall (50' or 15m or taller) to tree-like proportions here in California.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum can grow upright on stems to about 10' or 3m or taller. It needs a tree or some kind of support to grow up higher. It's very common here along with dragon fruit (Hylocereus undatus). I have both growing here outside.

24 Jan, 2017

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