Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Cereus Flower Bloom

Cereus Flower Bloom
Epiphyllum Strictum
I was surprised early the other morning to see this flower. The cactus has been in the nursery for a few years with no blooms.
A different species, not pitaya.

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"Cereus Species Bloom"
(taken at Banana Joes's Fruit Stand)


Cecilia said...

That's gorgeous! I know that there's one variety that only blooms once a year and at night, and wilts before dawn – did that happen to yours?

Joe Halasey said...

It does last only one night and usually wilts a few hours after daybreak.
Epiphyllum Strictum is the name.
A lot of super cool flowers in this plant family