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Night Bloomers

This is a discussion on Night Bloomers within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; Two years ago Cin gave me a piece of her night blooming cactus. Last year ...

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    Two years ago Cin gave me a piece of her night blooming cactus. Last year produced several blooms. Here is a pic of the first blooms of this summer. The blooms were as big as a cabbage and filled the evening with a wonderfu fragrance. We had the neighbors over for a cactus party to watch the event!
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    Cin also sent me this too. The plant is getting bigger, but since I grow it in a pot, I guess it is not big enough to bloom. I keep waiting.

    Yours turned out lovely, Tami.

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    Wow, those are beautiful, massive blooms, Tami. I like the idea of the cactus party!

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    Wow...blooms as big as a cabbage you say!!! AND fragrant!! Beautiful...deserving of a party for her coming out!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    Wow, those are beautiful, massive blooms, Tami. I like the idea of the cactus party!
    Yeah, I should have made margaritas but think think of it in time LOL!

    Bruce, mine is in a pot, too. And only about a 6x6 inch one at that. It gets partial sun. I had it in more sun but the leaves were burning, so I put some tall hibiscus bushes next to it. Well drained soil is key also. Hope yours puts on a show for you this summer.

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    How beautiful!.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    Yeah, I should have made margaritas but think think of it in time LOL!

    Bruce, mine is in a pot, too. And only about a 6x6 inch one at that. It gets partial sun. I had it in more sun but the leaves were burning, so I put some tall hibiscus bushes next to it. Well drained soil is key also. Hope yours puts on a show for you this summer.

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    Mine is in a 6x6 pot as well. I have it growing in the north end of the GH. It is growing, but I have not seen any blooms yet. Maybe it has bloomed but I missed it because they are at night? But I would expect to see the dead bloom remains if that were the case. Maybe mine needs more light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brutal_Dreamer View Post
    Mine is in a 6x6 pot as well. I have it growing in the north end of the GH. It is growing, but I have not seen any blooms yet. Maybe it has bloomed but I missed it because they are at night? But I would expect to see the dead bloom remains if that were the case. Maybe mine needs more light.

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    BD, I don't know how you could have missed it! More light may be the ticket. Both mine and Cin's are on south facing walls with shade from trees or shrubs. I had four buds that just dropped off last year before they were 3 inches long - I think I was watering it too much. Maybe yours will bloom soon. I'll petition the catus flower gods on your behalf!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tmai View Post
    BD, I don't know how you could have missed it! More light may be the ticket. Both mine and Cin's are on south facing walls with shade from trees or shrubs. I had four buds that just dropped off last year before they were 3 inches long - I think I was watering it too much. Maybe yours will bloom soon. I'll petition the catus flower gods on your behalf!

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    Thanks for the petition! My other cacti seem to bloom without pause. I bet it is a light issue. Time for a change!

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    Beautiful ! I had a night bloomer that went outside in the spring missed the blooms a couple of times , have a dusk to dawn light it did not like even if it was not bright where it was .. Gin

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