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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
Feb 26, 2014 9:03 AM CST
| Queen of the Night (Selenicereus grandiflorus) or something related. |
(Edited: SongofJoy below is correct.)
Feb 26, 2014 9:11 AM CST
|Or perhaps Epiphyllum oxypetalum.|
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller
Feb 26, 2014 9:25 AM CST
|Yes, that's the one I was looking for, actually. Thanks.|
Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum)
Feb 26, 2014 9:30 AM CST
Yup! That's it! E. oxypetalum
A pretty one too! Looks very happy!
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?|
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...
"maybe I should have kept my mouth shut....."
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.|
Feb 28, 2014 12:39 PM CST
| but well worth the wait...BTW to ATP|
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