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Oct 5, 2016 12:53 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
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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Oct 5, 2016 2:00 PM CST
Name: Ruud
The Netherlands
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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
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Oct 5, 2016 3:03 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
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!
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Oct 9, 2016 8:06 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
The bloom opened early this morning. Hurray!
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Oct 9, 2016 8:09 AM CST
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Beautiful! My Epiphyllum have some years to go yet unfortunately.
Chris - Linux since 1995
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Oct 9, 2016 8:10 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
Thanks Chris! You might not have to wait as long as I did?
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Oct 9, 2016 3:41 PM CST
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
I sure hope not. The cuttings are really doing well though.
Chris - Linux since 1995
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Oct 9, 2016 4:26 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
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
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Oct 9, 2016 7:55 PM CST
Name: Chris Pollock
Copperas Cove, Tx (Zone 8a)
Adeniums Cactus and Succulents Dog Lover Greenhouse Hibiscus Plumerias
Seed Starter Region: Texas Garden Ideas: Level 2
Mine have been in the shaded greenhouse ever since they started putting out leaves.
Chris - Linux since 1995
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Oct 10, 2016 5:24 AM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
That's the perfect spot for them. Thumbs up Once they grow larger, they'll be able to tolerate a little more sun.
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Oct 23, 2016 3:37 PM CST
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Herbs Region: Texas Vegetable Grower Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Level 2
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!
Believe in yourself even when no one else will. ~ Sasquatch
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Oct 26, 2016 12:31 PM CST
Thread OP
Name: Cameron Allen
Plano, TX (Zone 8a)
Amaryllis Hummingbirder Irises Native Plants and Wildflowers Orchids Plumerias
Salvias Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tender Perennials Region: Texas Tropicals Winter Sowing
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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