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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 1, 2016 8:13 AM CST
Several large plants in various size baskets, wood, wire, and plastic. The plants have just begun to bloom. They can be purchased in their basket, bare-root (saves on shipping cost), or as cuttings. T-Mail me if you have interest.

The photos you see were taken 11-1-16, and this is simply a typical plant growing in an 8", octagonal wood basket.

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Name: Dnd
SE Michigan (Zone 6a)
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 2, 2016 12:53 PM CST
I thought Epiphyllum Oxypetalum (aka Queen of the Night) was only supposed to open at night. How did you manage to get it to open during the daylight hours for such pretty pictures?
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 2, 2016 1:17 PM CST
The sun was just beginning to come up, DND. I think that perhaps their fragrance was on the wane because they had been in bloom all night. These are night-bloomers. I cut the three flowers off mid-morning, as they were already wilting. The lighting came from a bank of LED spotlights that I have illuminating this part of the solarium.
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Name: Dnd
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DogsNDaylilies
Nov 2, 2016 1:22 PM CST
Very pretty! I am not in the market for one yet, but...

...for anyone who is looking for a unique and exquisite plant to add to their collection, I recommend this plant Ken is offering! I saw one in person once and was so taken with it that it ended up immediately becoming my avatar for awhile. Lovey dubby
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 2, 2016 1:24 PM CST
Thumbs up Thank You!
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luvsgrtdanes
Nov 4, 2016 6:39 AM CST
Hmm going to think on this one!
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 4, 2016 6:43 AM CST
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Name: Deborah
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Deebie
Nov 4, 2016 8:25 AM CST
Ken, your's are beautiful. Mine look so battered at the moment, but it did bloom. I can't tell you how many times the wind has flung it's basket from it's hanging perch under the shade tree. I usually don't find it until a few days later, and by then the hot sun has baked the leaves. Whistling

If you've never experienced the intoxicating and intriguing blooms of this plant, you are in for a treat. If you're not one to stay up all night watching the blooms expand, as Ken said, you can still enjoy the blooms very early in the morning before the sun comes up. The fragrance won't be as strong, though. But, it's definitely worth it and Ken's price is right. Thumbs up
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Nov 4, 2016 9:31 AM CST
Thanks for the kind words, Deb. Thank You!

None of my baskets or pots of the Epi. have been blown down or tipped over. That's probably one reason my plants look so good. Of course, they are mixed in with hundreds of orchids, so whatever care the orchids get, the Epi. get. They seem to like it.

I am still waiting to see the Epi. franciscan plants bloom. I won't know until then whether I actually have another distinct variety or not. All the plants that have bloomed so far has been the oxypetalum variety.
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tx_flower_child
Nov 5, 2016 10:40 AM CST
@drdawg - lovely epi. Have a question not about that but rather about the basket it's in. Have seen orchids in those but not epis be they day or night bloomers. Do you use peat moss or coir or something else as a 'liner'?
Name: Ken Ramsey
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drdawg
Nov 5, 2016 4:24 PM CST
I use both coir mats and long fibered, sphagnum moss mats to line these baskets. Both work equally well for me. The moss holds moisture a little better and longer. I use all kinds of baskets, from wire, to plastic, to cedar slated. When purchased, some like the plants to remain in their baskets (there will be 4-6 plants in the wire and plastic baskets depending on the basket size and 1-3 in the cedar baskets). The main down-side is that this gets into large sizes and a lot more weight, and thus shipping can get somewhat pricey. Some want to start their own plants via cuttings, and my cuttings are really healthy and really large. Others have baskets of their own and want their plants shipped semi bare-root. Semi bare-root ships for a bit less than the baskets with potting media of course.
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Name: Gerry Donahue
Pleasant Lake, IN (Zone 5b)
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profesora
Nov 11, 2016 5:09 AM CST
Do you have other epi for sale?

I have Queen of the Night, and the mother plant is .almost 40 years old. It has survived many traumas.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 11, 2016 8:14 AM CST
Gerry, the only other Epi. I have is what is labeled Epi. francisca. I have not seen one of these bloom and don't know what those flowers will look like. All my Epi. were gotten in trade last fall, so all these (now) rooted plants are about a year old. Keep in mind that pretty much all the Epi. are called "Queen of the Night" plants, so you really can't use the term just for the oxypetalum.
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Name: Chantell
Middle of Virginia (Zone 7a)

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Chantell
Nov 11, 2016 4:44 PM CST
I have a friend looking for one - I was going to offer her a cutting but then saw your post. What is the cost on these and I'm sorry but shipping again to 22554?
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 11, 2016 5:31 PM CST
Two cuttings for $8 and four for $12. Shipping of two @ $7.95, and four @ $9.95.

When I plant these in hanging baskets, which is the best way to present them and enjoy the flowers, I will plant 2 in a 6" basket, 3 in an 8" basket, and 4 in a 10-12" basket. That gives a nice, fuller, more symmetrical result than just a single plant in a basket. That's just my opinion you understand.
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Name: Lisa Olson
Washington DC (Zone 7a)
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5601Lisa
Nov 13, 2016 2:14 PM CST
Ken, I'd like about $20 worth (pre-shipping) of cuttings. Thanks.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 13, 2016 4:10 PM CST
OK, Lisa, we'll make it 8 cuttings and shipping will run you $12.95. I will send you a T-Mail for personal information.

Thanks for your purchase.
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Name: Lisa Olson
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5601Lisa
Nov 17, 2016 1:52 PM CST
Hey Ken, the Epis arrived, expertly packed and very robust. Thank you.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
Nov 17, 2016 2:28 PM CST
I am glad they arrived in good condition and that you are pleased, Lisa.
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Name: Barb
Quincy, FL (Zone 8b)
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Dragonkeep
Nov 18, 2016 10:58 AM CST
My mother-in-law has one of these planted outside the guest room at her house in Port Orange (Daytona area) FL. Last year we were there when it was blooming. Steve set up his tripod and camera, I lit up a cell phone and he focused the lens. We turned off the cell phone and he took a long moonlit exposure of the flower. So cool!

I don't think I can have one of these until I get a greenhouse set up.
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