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athenssandy
Feb 26, 2014 8:50 AM CST
Does anyone know what this is? The darkest leave in the pot "fell" into my hands at an event over a year ago. As you can see, it has finally rooted and grown. The tip of the leaves grow a tiny leaf that shows that it separates and becomes a new plant. I pulled it off of the first leaf and planted it and it rooted also. In the last few months it has really taken off. You can tell by the shiny green.
It would really be nice to know what it was. It was growing in a huge hanging basket hung on a tree. Sandy
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 26, 2014 9:03 AM CST

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Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus) or something related.

(Edited: SongofJoy below is correct.)
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 26, 2014 9:11 AM CST
Or perhaps Epiphyllum oxypetalum.
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dave
Feb 26, 2014 9:25 AM CST

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Yes, that's the one I was looking for, actually. Thanks.

Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)
Name: Tara
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terrafirma
Feb 26, 2014 9:30 AM CST
Welcome! athenssandy!
Yup! That's it! E. oxypetalum
A pretty one too! Looks very happy! Thumbs up

athenssandy
Feb 26, 2014 2:58 PM CST
Oh my gosh! It's beautiful in bloom. What can I do to speed up the growth. Is it sorta like an orchid?
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wcgypsy
Feb 26, 2014 3:14 PM CST
Beautiful, yes...but has an incredible scent also. Are you growing it inside? I'm wondering if its scent is as strong indoors.....?
I could be wrong...
and.....
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terrafirma
Feb 26, 2014 3:40 PM CST
I'm not sure about 'speeding up' growth, but from what I have heard is that they really prefer to be under potted or root bound, and it can be years before they will bloom. I have 2 that were started as cuttings. I've had them about 3 years now…They have been growing really well, but I haven't seen a bloom yet. Sad
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gingin
Feb 28, 2014 12:39 PM CST
I agree but well worth the wait...BTW Welcome! to ATP
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