Southwest Gardening forum: Epiphyllum oxypetalum

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Sep 21, 2010 12:54 PM CST
I purchased a " Night Blooming Cereus" from Logee's a few years ago. At the time it grew well, no blooms, till something ate a large portion of it. I moved it into a pot then and this week I noticed my first bud. A few days later I glanced at the back of the pot and found two more buds. It was a total surprise I never noticed anything coming. Last night it was slowly opening so I set the alarm for 1:30 A.M. and it was open and the fragrance was heavenly!! I had intended to check again later in the night as it was not fully open but did not wake up. Two of the three buds opened last night. I hope they will reopen again tonight as I have read they may last 1-3 days. This plant is a keeper for sure. Thumbs up Thumb of 2010-09-21/quietyard/c5c2af
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Name: ~~Brittany~~
Phoenix, Az (Zone 9b)
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FrangipaniAz
Oct 4, 2010 8:58 AM CST
So pretty... a neighbor of mine has one and I love when it blooms Smiling I would get one, but I'm trying to keep spikey things out my yard because of the baby... yours is lovely!
Gardens... should be like lovely, well-shaped girls: all curves, secret corners, unexpected deviations, seductive surprises and then still more curves. ~H.E. Bates, A Love of Flowers
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Oct 5, 2010 5:15 PM CST
Thanks for checking out the photo! Actually this just looks spikey , there are no sharp edges. At least so far!! Hilarious!
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 5, 2010 7:54 PM CST
At least yours bloomed. I've had an Epiphyllum for several years. Looks healthy, grows like a weed, even when I neglect it. Suppose to have beautiful red blooms. Has never bloomed once. Very depressing. :(((

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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Oct 5, 2010 8:55 PM CST
Alan try sticking some of those miracle gro fertilizer spikes in the pot or in the ground around it if it is not in a pot. I did that as well as regular miracle gro. Smiling
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Oct 6, 2010 7:45 AM CST
I've been using time released fertilizer, by oscomote. I'll try that though. I've put it on my list of things to pick up at the Wally world.

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tucsonplumeriaz
Dec 13, 2010 12:57 PM CST
way to go sharon! you obviously did something right. : ) i gave up. tons of growth but now flowers.
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Name: Alan
Chandler, AZ; 85225 (Zone 9b)
Sunset Zone 13
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GardenGuyAZ
Dec 13, 2010 1:25 PM CST
I've never got a flower on mine either. I don't seem to have luck with any of the tropicals at all. About to give up on them after 20 or so years of trying.

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tucsonplumeriaz
Dec 13, 2010 2:17 PM CST
you are the rose king! Hurray!
Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
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quietyard
Dec 13, 2010 5:09 PM CST
Just happened across this posting again. My beautiful epiphyllum oxypetalum was fried by the night that hit 23 degrees. Sad I do have a small one in the ground that lived and a cutting in a green house that I am hoping will survive. The big plant several weeks before the frost was looking terrible. When I tugged at it I found that grubs had eaten most of the roots so I think that the weak dying condition it was in was why the frost killed it. Linda
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Name: Susie
Phoenix AZ (Zone 9a)
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Aguane
Dec 13, 2010 11:17 PM CST
Oh my. Sounds like a horrid death. Nice try, however!
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Name: Linda
Tucson, Arizona
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Morning Glories Region: United States of America Amaryllis Hummingbirder
Region: Southwest Gardening Echinacea Roses Birds Seed Starter Plumerias
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quietyard
Dec 14, 2010 3:41 PM CST
Thanks Aguane, it was sad! Sad
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