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Night Blooming Cereus

This is a discussion on Night Blooming Cereus within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; It is worth staying up to see this beauty bloom. I just took the last ...

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    It is worth staying up to see this beauty bloom. I just took the last picture 5 minutes ago. The fragrance is so heady, to bad that they only last one night.
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    Wow, Cin, that is awesome! Thanks for sharing it with all of us!

    Cheers!
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    Wow!!!!
    I bet you could trick it into thinking the day is night and the night is day, then you could show all your friends.

    My Grandmother used to have something the bloomed at night. Ofcourse she was in the tropics, so it was probably easier for her. I never learned about it though, I was too young.
    Very nice work!!!!

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    The original plant belonged to my great grandmother, I had it for years in MD and now I have it in Fla, either place, it likes living in a pot instead of the ground. I have passed many pieces of it along, it roots very easily.
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    gorgeous! my mother has a large plant that blooms during the summer. you can smell it a mile away. she also has a red variety that isn't nearly as fragrant--but those flowers last a couple days.

    kind of like a cattleya though, not much to look at when not in bloom.

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    Not only does it only bloom at night, but only for a single night! I got a cutting from a professor in college 25 yrs ago and gave it to my mom for mother's day. I never had enough light (where I lived at the time) to get mine to bloom, but she regularly got one bloom a summer living on Long Island.

    When they moved to FL 12 years ago, the thing went berserk. Let me see if I have a recent pic... This is from last summer.

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    That one sure looks Happy Happy Happy!!! But as Jason says they aint much to look at when not in bloom.
    Where are your folks in Fl?
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    No - it's an ugly plant.

    My folks, my sister and my brother are in the Bradenton area on the west coast.

    In fact, I'm the only one left in New England!

    Julie

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    They are just up the road from us.

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    Where are you?

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