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Post #807562 by TIKIGIKI on Mon, Jan 23, 2023 7:10 PM

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For those of you who would like to enjoy something that flowers for just a single night (as does the dragon fruit) how about growing what is known as "The Queen of the Night" cactus? Epiphyllum oxypetalum. (There are two varieties. Do try to get the completely white version, rather than the one with yellow back petals.) It's a climber that likes to grow up a tree to have a bit of shade from the direct sun. Now you have to watch it carefully to judge just when the spectacle of the big night will be, but once seen, (and smelled) it's not forgotten. Here is some footage of mine putting on a magnificent display. Unfortunately I can't post the associated perfume, but it is truly gorgeous. Enjoy!


[ Edited by TIKIGIKI on 2023-01-23 21:03:58 ]