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    Default Epiphyllum oxypetalum

    This is the only Ephphyllum I've seen that actually has leaves, although they are thick fleshy ones. Easy grower, and blooms late at night.

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    Very interesting! Does it reopen every night?

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    Nope. It's a one-night blossom.

    Does anyone know where I can get a piece?

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybark View Post
    Nope. It's a one-night blossom.

    Does anyone know where I can get a piece?
    Here in Malaysia we can get easily in some nurseries very easy to grow most of the times white color but I do love purple and red really amazing.

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    Beautiful bloom too bad it only last for one day!

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    I agree with Ray; 1 night only. As far as getting a piece... I have two that are not all that large yet, but I'll check down the road where a neighbor has a much larger one. Mine grew from a 7 in piece that had dropped on the sidewalk that I spotted while walking the pooch. I never gave it any special care, just an occasional watering when I watered the orchids mounted on the side of the tree. It rooted and grew.

    Protect from slugs/snails - they are delicious to them.

    Ray - If I can get a piece, I'll inspect/treat for bugs, fungus, disease, and pm you.
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    Thanks, Yug.

    When I was in college, and first getting into plants in general, I picked one up at a yard sale - 12" pot, about 6 feet tall, and weird looking. The seller claimed it had just bloomed, so wouldn't bloom again for seven years. It bloomed later that summer.

    I went back from Atlanta to DC for a few weeks before the fall term, and my roommates forgot to water it out on our porch in Decatur GA. It fried, so I took all of the pieces and threw them on the compost heap - which ended up giving me about 30 plants to share!

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    A follow-up to my request last fall...

    Yug was kind enough to send me a leaf cutting, so I half-filled a 4" pot with potting soil and jammed it in. It started growing a single stalk about 6 weeks later, and then the old leaf started forming a bud. I had no idea a plant this small could bloom!




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    How nice. Congratulations!

    The blooming is the reason for a party in the movie Crazy Rich Asians.

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    Those are cool flowers. Almost look like a water lily flower.

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