Cactus and Tender Succulents forum: A Pleasant Surprise

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Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Oct 5, 2016 12:53 PM CST
After 4 years my epiphyllum oxypetalum has a few flower buds on it. I'm so worried something is going to happen to the bud so I'm keeping a watchful eye on it. I wonder how long it takes for the buds to flower?
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Name: Ruud
The Netherlands
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RuuddeBlock
Oct 5, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Depends to my experience strongly on temperature: from one to a few days, not longer, so only a little patience is required Smiling

And don't worry, when they have grown this big they always flowered (no guarantee).

Ruud
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Oct 5, 2016 3:03 PM CST
It's going to be 91 tomorrow and then in the mid 80s this weekend into next week. A couple of nights it's going to be in the mid to low 50s.

I tend to worry a lot. Hilarious!
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Oct 9, 2016 8:06 AM CST
The bloom opened early this morning. Hurray!
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Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Oct 9, 2016 8:09 AM CST
Beautiful! My Epiphyllum have some years to go yet unfortunately.
Chris
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Oct 9, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Thanks Chris! You might not have to wait as long as I did?
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Oct 9, 2016 3:41 PM CST
I sure hope not. The cuttings are really doing well though.
Chris
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Oct 9, 2016 4:26 PM CST
That's a good sign, as long as they're healthy and thriving. I neglected mine in early Summer, it got sunburned and I finally decided to move it to a shadier location. Thumbs up
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
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chris1948
Oct 9, 2016 7:55 PM CST
Mine have been in the shaded greenhouse ever since they started putting out leaves.
Chris
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
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TexasPlumeria87
Oct 10, 2016 5:24 AM CST
That's the perfect spot for them. Thumbs up Once they grow larger, they'll be able to tolerate a little more sun.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
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pod
Oct 23, 2016 3:37 PM CST
And they can tolerate cooler temps too, even in the fourties & fifties. Pretty bloom Cameron. Mine gave me one and is developing a second bloom. They are delightfully fragrant. Did you stay up and enjoy it? Green Grin!
Be content moving inch by inch because, by days end, the inches, will add up to feet and yards.

Fulfilling ambitious objectives is usually done one step at a time.
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Winter Sowing Butterflies Salvias Houseplants Native Plants and Wildflowers Birds
Bulbs Amaryllis Cactus and Succulents Tropicals Region: Texas Bromeliad
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TexasPlumeria87
Oct 26, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Hi Kristi, I'm just now seeing this, I apologize. Thanks for complimenting the bloom. I tried to stay up but it took to long to open, but I got up at 3a.m. to take the picture. Rolling on the floor laughing I have one more bud on it that I may stay up to watch again? Hilarious! That's great that yours is developing a second bloom. Hurray!

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