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#127893 Sep 11th, 2007 at 04:54 PM
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lol lol clap

Yep my Epiphyllum Oxypetallium suprised the daylights out of me today.. It was headed for the trash, and someone said it did not bloom.
I am a believer................now......
Maybe 2maro it will open up.. hope so.

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dodge #127916 Sep 11th, 2007 at 05:31 PM
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the bloom should open after dark tonight... check it out!

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I once had this. My dad told me it only open flower during the night and is very beautiful. I got to see it and really are beautiful. I didn't know the english name of it and now I do. +)
Thank you for sharing.


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we usually call them night blooming cereus here. but that is just one of many cultivars. they are gorgeous! i have a couple, but mine haven't bloomed for me.

#127956 Sep 11th, 2007 at 06:35 PM
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boohoo

i just went out side .Pitch dark and it isnt blooming .

Now what ? They say it is called Dutchmans pipe?

It took years to bloom.



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dodge #127960 Sep 11th, 2007 at 06:53 PM
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Ummm, nervous I really hate to say it,
but it looks to me like that flower bloomed LAST night. shock

Those buds stay very tight before they open.
This is a picture of one of mine "the morning after"
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It took me a couple of minutes to find this pic,
but this is the same flower, the day it bloomed (before),
very tight bud.
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oooh, zuzu, you are right. i hope you get another bloom dodge!

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Wahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


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dodge #128179 Sep 11th, 2007 at 09:59 PM
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clapwow dodge! your so lucky your bloomed! i have one n never seen it bloom.
very pretty pics! flwr


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sibyl #128276 Sep 12th, 2007 at 12:48 AM
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Dodge,

I'm sorry you missed the show. You've only got one night to catch it, and it's usually late at night. If you don't know it's happening, it's very easy to miss. I've missed several blooms in the past. I can't tell you the number of times I didn't even know there was a bud let alone that it was blooming until I could smell the perfume from the flower. It's very strong and intoxicating. Mine was kept indoors so the aroma was a dead give away.

I can't recreate the smell for you, but here are a few pictures of what it looks like in bloom.

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Bud about to open in a day or so

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Epi in full bloom

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Thanks for sharing my sad experience.....YOurs is gorgous. Par gardener..

DOes it bloom often? Mine might be 6 years or more old, first out door .

Thanks everyone......I missed it blooming.
Least ways I found the end.... devil



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dodge #128379 Sep 12th, 2007 at 10:56 AM
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From what I understand in the epi forum is it blooms around 8 pm& averages staying open 6-8 hours.I have Epi strictum and it opens later more around 11 pm and they last 10-12 hours.If you have other epis in bloom at same time its possible they would cross.My strictum is self fertilie.It also gave a 2nd bloom.I got more seed pods set on 2nd flush(versis the 1st 6 blooms 2 seed pods)I don't recall if Oxy is on self fertilie list.They did the list as all latin names.There are epis that open in day time and some that will hold flowers open 2-3 days.My new cuttings are 3 day bloomers& 1 night bloomer....and not white.

I'd like to have oxy.I do believe its one that will rebloom if happy.


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