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Name: Buttons
Eastpoint,Fl
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Riverdolphin
Oct 20, 2011 8:37 AM CST
Very beautiful... given to me by my friend, Miss Ginger. Anyone know the name?





Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 20, 2011 8:49 AM CST

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That's an Epiphyllum. There's no way I can tell what variety it is, but it sure is beautiful!
Name: Buttons
Eastpoint,Fl
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Riverdolphin
Oct 20, 2011 9:06 AM CST
Thank you so much !
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2011 9:18 AM CST
It sure looks like epiphyllum hookeri to my eyes: Hooker's Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum hookeri)
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 20, 2011 9:22 AM CST

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I think you're right, Lin!
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 20, 2011 9:25 AM CST
That is one beautiful bloom. Lovey dubby Is it blooming at night? hookerii is a night-bloomer.
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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2011 9:26 AM CST
Dave: Well, you got the Epiphyllum part, and I thought it sure looked identical to the plant I've had for 30+ years. Smiling
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Oct 20, 2011 9:27 AM CST

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Thumbs up I imported the 3 photos into the DB.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 20, 2011 9:31 AM CST
And that is blooming at night? Sorry to be such a stickler but inquiring minds want to know. Hilarious! I can't tell from the photo.
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Name: Buttons
Eastpoint,Fl
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Riverdolphin
Oct 20, 2011 9:35 AM CST
It bloomed out at night...lasted all the next day and was done by the next day.
Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 20, 2011 9:36 AM CST
Thumbs up
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Name: Buttons
Eastpoint,Fl
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Riverdolphin
Oct 20, 2011 9:40 AM CST
WOW.... just wanted to say... you guys (gals) are fast!!! And thanks again so very much :~)))
Hurray!
Name: Dave Whitinger
Jacksonville, Texas (Zone 8b)
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dave
Oct 20, 2011 9:41 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you. Thumbs up
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Oct 20, 2011 9:49 AM CST
Riverdolphin: You are quite welcome! I hope you will add your great photo's to the database: Hooker's Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum hookeri)

I live in Daytona Beach, Florida and my E. hookeri blooms have always opened around 11:00 p.m. and are usually wilted by daybreak or soon after. My large plant is now in a deeply shaded corner of the backyard and two weeks ago there were two blooms still open the next morning around 9:00 a.m. but I've never had them remain open for a full day. I've read that E. hookeri blooms are fragrant but I've not detected fragrance on mine but it's probably just my nose, LOL because I have a very large Epiphyllum oxypetalum that everyone says is extremely fragrant and whenever it's in bloom I can only detect a slight fragrance. Sad
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Name: Ginger
Fountain, Florida (Zone 8b)
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gingin
Oct 21, 2011 2:56 PM CST
Tee...I'm the Miss Ginger that Buttons got her Epi from. Yes it blooms at night, but not always after dark. At least for me. Depends on the temps and how sunny it is. I've had them stay open practically the whole day, but the temps were cool and it was a cloudy day.

Lin...this one to my nose has the scent of clove. Usually it's faint, but one night this summer it was VERY strong...much to my delight Smiling 2 or 3 years ago my son just had to taste the nectur...said it was sweet, but not overkill. :rofl:

Buttons...great to see you here Thumbs up Hope to see you around alot. Oh BTW..if your Mom hasn't told you..I've got MANY crocossmia bulbs for you Angel
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 21, 2011 3:18 PM CST
Thanks for that info, Ginger. That's the thing with plants ... depending on where you are and the growing conditions, they can do such different things. In coastal CA, I never had a Night Blooming Cereus/Epi Hookeri stay open much during the day.
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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