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Echinopsis multiplex

This is a discussion on Echinopsis multiplex within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; This is a night blooming cactus. It began to open two nights ago, lasted until ...

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    Default Echinopsis multiplex

    This is a night blooming cactus. It began to open two nights ago, lasted until dusk the next day and was closed never to open again by the morning. I looks very similar to the night blooming "Queen of the Night", Epiphyllum oxypetalum and other night blooming members of the Cereus genus of cacti. It is extremely fragrant with a sweet aroma of nectar and attracts a number of small members of the Hymenoptera Order hopefully for pollination! The thing I don't know and maybe someone here will know is if this species is self-pollinating. They usually have a display of a ring of these trumpet flowers... maybe next time.




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    Beautiful flower, Howard! Is that one of the cacti you recently picked up? Wish I would have been there to give it a sniff. Definitely less of a space hog than the Epiphyllum

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    No question.... the Epi definitely needs space.... hanging space!!!!!

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    Beautiful bloom, Howard. Hopefully next blooming you will get that ring display. I wish I could sniff this one. Looks wonderful.

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    Cool bloom. Glad you caught it while it was open.

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    So i'm guessing the flower didn't pollinate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by uscalus storm View Post
    So i'm guessing the flower didn't pollinate?
    No it didn't because we don't have the correct pollinators in Michigan.

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