ShowNTell forum: Epiphullum oxypetalum ready to bloom again

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Imageplantladylin
Aug 24, 2010 3:28 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
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!

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Imageplantladylin
Aug 24, 2010 3:30 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Well, suddenly I can't upload more than one photo to a post so I will add the second photo here. This shows the buds plumping up, preparing to open:

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Imageplantladylin
Aug 24, 2010 10:05 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
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.

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Imageplantladylin
Aug 25, 2010 6:55 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
The beautiful blooms last for such a short time, one night only. This morning at about 7:00 a.m. the flowers are fading fast:

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ivyplantsnyc
Aug 29, 2010 10:36 PM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York
Lin, you have such beautiful flowers. What a sight.
Pause for Paws.
Imageplantladylin
Aug 30, 2010 6:04 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
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
Sep 3, 2010 8:53 AM CST
Name: Rene
Wauchula Fl.
God is good, all the time!!!
I had blooms this week, many of them but I went out about 10:00 & they still were not open Oh well I missed them . can't move them they are in the ground at the root of atree!!!
Lorine
Imageplantladylin
Sep 3, 2010 9:15 AM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
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! Big Grin 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.

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