My large Epiphyllum oxypetalum has buds that are changing quickly ... turning up, getting ready to open. I had my husband move the plant from out in the backyard behind the shed to the front of the house where I can watch it, and hopefully not miss the blooms this time! A couple of the buds are plumping up nicely and should open in the next night or two. I hope my sinuses allow me to smell that heavenly fragrance this time!
Well I almost forgot to check for blooms ... got in bed and jumped up and looked out the kitchen window, and sure enough three blooms had opened! So I grabbed my camera for a couple of pictures. My husband says the blooms are really fragrant. I have a very sensitive sense of smell but for some reason I can't smell the scent of these Epi's!! I couldn't detect the fragrance the last time it bloomed either! Oh well, at least I can enjoy the beautiful flowers.
Thanks Ivy! This plant is one I've had for a long time and it was situated out in the backyard for years so I never got to see the late night blooms. I finally had my husband move it to the patio area a year ago. Of course when I see the beginnings of buds, I have to remember to keep watching it so as not to miss those pretty blooms!
Rene: It's very hard sometimes to catch these night bloomers actually in bloom. I've had my plant for many, many years and have talked about putting it in the ground for years but still haven't gotten around to planting it! I was able to finally see the blooms for the first time a couple of years ago. The pot usually sits out behind the shed in the backyard or in a back corner of the yard and I don't like to go traipsing around the yard late at night ... ya know Florida with the snakes, raccoons, possums ... snakes etc! So, when I notice buds, I have my husband move the plant to the front of the house where I can keep watch for the flowers! I may one of these days yet get the thing planted ... I've been thinking about planting it at the base of one of the palm trees in the front yard, with a landscape light shining on it.