Aug 30, 2015 8:46 PM CST
Name: Elfrieda
Indian Harbour Beach, Florida (Zone 10a)
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My son sent me a text today, with a picture of a cactus flower he said I'd given him 15 years ago and it's just bloomed for the first time. I don't remember it; and I'm pretty sure I don't even have it anymore in my garden and if I do, it too has never bloomed. Can anyone help. Thank You!

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Aug 31, 2015 1:02 PM CST
Name: Deborah
midstate South Carolina (Zone 8a)
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It looks like an epiphyllum hybrid. I'm just guessing, maybe Hybrid Epiphyllum (Epiphyllum 'White Splendor'). Anyway, it's a beautiful flower, bee included.
Mar 9, 2016 7:44 PM CST
Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
Could it be a Dogtail cactus (Selenicereus Deamia Testudo)? Love the flower!
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Mar 9, 2016 7:55 PM CST
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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Can your son text a photo of the rest of the plant? Also, how big is it? Is it living outside? Where?
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Mar 9, 2016 9:14 PM CST
Name: Thijs van Soest
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I think it is a cereus of some kind - the columnar cactus. The part of the body of the cactus that is visible appears to me, to be too big for epiphyllum and such type cacti. That looks like an upright columnar cactus to me behind the flower.
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Mar 10, 2016 12:09 AM CST
Name: Fiat
Modesto -The Central Valley of (Zone 9b)
Pictures of Dogtail cactus I know:

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Mar 10, 2016 6:42 PM CST
Name: Gary Simpson
Cannelton, IN (Zone 6b)
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I agree on the Cereus. Mine bloomed once three or four years ago.
Mar 10, 2016 6:55 PM CST
Name: Gary Simpson
Cannelton, IN (Zone 6b)
aka; smashedcactus Here are some cereus blooms
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