Epiphyllums forum: Fregrant Epi

Views: 267, Replies: 9 » Jump to the end

Celia888
May 11, 2016 10:39 AM CST
Hi I would like to know which Epiphylums have the most fregrance and where is the best place to buy a cutting online?
Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
Daylilies Dog Lover Hostas Plant and/or Seed Trader Plumerias Seed Starter
Tropicals Seller of Garden Stuff
Image
Ibartoo
May 11, 2016 2:54 PM CST
Hi Celia, It may just be me, but my most fragrant epi is Strictum Hookeri.


Thumb of 2016-05-11/Ibartoo/1fa53b



Seas the Day
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
ctcarol
May 11, 2016 8:43 PM CST
I've never detected a scent on any of mine, but it never occurred to me to check.
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Image
microb
May 11, 2016 11:39 PM CST
Queen of the Night certainly has a very strong scent.

I will have to put my nose to a Strictum in the morning and see if there is a scent. I had a bunch bloom a couple of nights ago and did not pick up a scent.
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
ctcarol
May 12, 2016 10:24 AM CST
Ah yes, I forgot E. oxypetalum is supposed to be fragrant. I never see mine until the next morning.
Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
Image
Hillsepicacti
Jun 23, 2016 2:32 AM CST
'Species' epiphyllums like Strictum and Oxypetalum are both very fragrant night bloomers.
Strictum has an unusual fragrance. Both are strong growers and can have a few flushes early to mid summer.
Carol you only need to stay up until about 10pm to get the full effect!
[Last edited by Hillsepicacti - Jun 23, 2016 2:34 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1191361 (6)
Name: Steve
Perth, Western Australia
Image
Hillsepicacti
Jun 23, 2016 8:04 PM CST
This epi has a small-medium bloom. Early.
FRED BOUTIN.
Thumb of 2016-06-24/Hillsepicacti/c01095
[Last edited by Hillsepicacti - Jun 23, 2016 8:05 PM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1192355 (7)
Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
Sunset zone 22
Charter ATP Member Hummingbirder Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Orchids Region: California Plant Identifier
Image
ctcarol
Jun 23, 2016 8:12 PM CST
Pretty one!
Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff!
Charter ATP Member Amaryllis Region: United States of America Tropicals Seed Starter Plumerias
Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises Hummingbirder Echinacea
Deebie
Jun 24, 2016 7:46 AM CST
I agree Lovey dubby
Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Daylilies Hummingbirder Butterflies Seed Starter Container Gardener
Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Lover of wildlife (Black bear badge) Birds Ponds
Image
beckygardener
Jun 28, 2016 6:03 AM CST
I agree about E. oxypetalum. But the scent is only detectable late at night as the bloom open completely up. I never saw a bloom on mine until one night a scent literally came through my backdoor. It was a strong, lovely scent. It prompted me to go outside to see where the scent was coming from. The minute I walked out the door (onto my porch), this huge white bloom was staring at me! I was stunned! Gorgeous bloom and an amazing temporary scent. Scent lasts only a few hours, but it's a scent that you wished the perfume factories could bottle up and sell. I'd buy it!

I have never noted a scent on Strictum. Will have to check it out next time it blooms. My E. oxypetalum has buds forming on it now, so hopefully will see some blooms in about a week or so. As beautiful as some of the blooms are on other cultivars, E. oxypetalum is still my favorite epi. They are very prolific too! I would guess they are one of the easiest to grow?
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters, compared to what lies within us.
Garden Rooms and Becky's Budget Garden
[Last edited by beckygardener - Jun 28, 2016 6:06 AM (+)]
Give a thumbs up | Quote | Post #1196511 (10)

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Epiphyllums forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by ge1836 and is called "Pacific Blue Ice"