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Greenpaph

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Epiphyllum oxypetalum

I just noticed this one in bud for the first time. A friend gave me a cutting about a year ago. I will have to watch this one closely!

 

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That will be quite a treat! I remember being a very small child and camping out in a family friend's driveway to watch this one open.
 

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I should really check mine, I never do...which is ironic because I'm up all night. I am also hoping my Epi. anguliger blooms this year.

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Eric Muehlbauer

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I have Epiphyllum chrysocardium....similar, but with enormous "herring-bone" stalks.....the spread could easily be 8'.....gets enormous 1 ' wide blooms that open around midnight in the late fall, early winter...by morning, the whole ground floor of the house is scented....wonderful, almost lemony. I got mine as cuttings that were given to me by Frank Bowman when he worked at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden over 20 years ago. Take care, Eric
 

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i'm not sure what type i've got, but it bloomed a month or two ago...at least, i think they bloomed (cuttings, so they seemed to bloom nearly at the same time). never been here at night when they bloomed, though....
 
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Jmoney

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very nice! my mother has a large plant (quite ugly when out of bloom) that throws a couple flowers each summer. one night only but what a heady fragrance and impressive flower...
 
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Greenpaph

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Very fragrant!

9:30 PM closeup



9:30 PM side shot 3 flowers (2 open 1 bud)

 
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Greenpaph

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10PM photo - It appears to be fully opened! 8.5 inches across (22.5cm)! Whole greenhouse smells like perfume!

 
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Greenpaph

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10:30 pm photo Ruler is about 6 inches from flower, but you get the idea! It was almost impossible to hold ruler, focus and shoot in the dark!

 
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Greenpaph

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11pm flower is about the same as 10:30PM. It is now 3 hours! I hope the flower fades before me!
 

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