Epiphyllums forum: My Hookeri Surprised me again

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Name: Joan
Dallas,TX (Zone 8a)
Sep 22, 2016 1:43 PM CST
It had 2 blooms a few weeks ago. And then, to my surprise, along comes another bud. I was fairly certain that I knew which night it would open. And every 15 - 20 minutes I'd go check on it. Well I was right except it opened during one of those 15-20 minute wait times while my back was turned! But it was lovely nevertheless. Have a look.

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Next surprise was that the bloom was still open at 9:30 a.m. instead of the usual 7 - 7:30 a.m.

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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
Sep 22, 2016 6:33 PM CST
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
Sep 24, 2016 3:24 PM CST
nice Joan. My Strictum had 9 blooms last week and now I see three more buds coming. Last week I had six blooms all on the same night which is a first for me. Its been blooming almost continuous for 5 months.The blooms do stay open to about 9am like you mentioned. Its nice see them at night and in daylight.
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Name: Joan
Dallas,TX (Zone 8a)
Sep 25, 2016 8:51 PM CST
Very nice, microb. Maybe if I didn't abuse my plants I'd have more blooms. When I lived in Austin (where it's a little warmer than Dallas) the sun would hit the blooms by 7 and that would be all she wrote.

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