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Jul 13, 2010 5:48 PM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Im sure this is E. oxypetalum, and not E. crenatum...but Im no officianado on epis.
Someone gave me this plant in London 30 years ago. I then gave a cutting to a friend here 20 years ago. 3 years ago I took back a cutting. Tonight I have 30 flowers open at once, and it is beyond words to describe. Stunning, and the scent is overwhelming. They only open at night , and tommorrow will all be finished, so photos with flash cant do it justice, but Ive tried. We have many cacti here with similar flowers.....Hylocereus, Selenicereus etc...but to me this plant is less aggressive and more elegant. I just cant wait till I can finish my house and plant it in the ground and let it go wild...:))

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Jul 13, 2010 5:50 PM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

And another. These photos really dont do justice to this plants beauty or give a sense of the strength of its perfume

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Jul 13, 2010 5:51 PM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

and another

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Jul 13, 2010 7:18 PM CST
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York
What a wonderful plant. I would never get tired of looking at that beauty.
Pause for Paws.
Jul 13, 2010 7:22 PM CST
Name: Lee Anne Stark
Ontario, Canada
Perpetually happy!
Jul 13, 2010 8:06 PM CST
Name: Linda (Lin) Vosbury
Daytona Beach, Florida
Wow, beautiful Epi. oxypetalum Dom. Great growing! Those blooms are really beautiful and there are so many of them! I've had an oxypetalum for years but have never had more than three blooms at once. My plant stays outside year round and when it bloomed last summer I took photo's in the dark by shining a flashlight on the bloom and then snapping the photo.

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Jul 13, 2010 10:25 PM CST
Name: Regina James
Royal Palm Beach, Fl.
Great job Dom! I look forward to seeing mine bloom. I have several Epi's and only one has bloomed so far......just as addicting to own as Hoya's.
Flowers leave some of their fragrance in the hand that bestows them.
- Chinese proverb

Jul 14, 2010 7:56 AM CST
Name: Dominic Murray
Lanzarote, Canary Islands

and this morning...........I know the feeling..:))

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Jul 14, 2010 11:22 AM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
That's really beautiful Dom-SO many flowers! I have a few epis myself but of course none have bloomed or will bloom like that one, that I'm sure you can keep very close to its natural environment.
Jul 14, 2010 11:20 PM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Gorgeous!!!! It is so tragic when they finish! Crying
Leap. The net will appear.
Jul 8, 2013 10:57 AM CST
I had one and it was a dream, but sadly lost it to like all my others :(
Jul 8, 2013 11:14 AM CST
Name: Alka
South Florida
Beautiful ! It is sad that they last only one night.
Do they bloom just once a year?

Ediing to add- learned that it blooms several times during growing season. :)
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