Cactus and Succulents forum: Night Blooming Cereus inflo?? Pretty please?!

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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 6, 2018 9:42 PM CST
Can it be? That after 5 years, I have info? A former ATP Member, Rucky gifted this to me. I have been waiting for a bloom fir a long time? If it is indeed inflo, what is the timeline on this? I'd sure hate to miss it!
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Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jul 6, 2018 10:35 PM CST
I wouldnt know exactly what it is, but i can narrow it down to one of : rhipsalis, lepisimium, disocactus, and epiphyllum genera. A better photo of the stem will be of more help.
BUT, not one of them is actually a proper cereus, since they lack the cylindrical(or near cylindrical) shape.
Night blooming cereus may be applied to the following genera, that produce white flowers at night, aside from epiphyllum
-cereus (like hildamanius and peruvianus) -large branching columnar plant, few ribs
-selenicereus- related to epiphyllum and disocactus, moderate sized cylindrical creeping cactus
-hylocereus -same as selenicereus, moderate to larger sized creeping cactus with triangular ribs
-peniocereus- arizona queen of the night, appearance similar to selenicereus, but somewhat bushier, related to saguro(currently)
-sub.genus trichocereus(of echinopsis), plant in appearance and build similar to cereus, but with plumper ribs, and more glauscent stems
- maybe harrisia, relative of trichocereus(currently), bushy columnar plant
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mcvansoest
Jul 6, 2018 11:45 PM CST
Cheryl wants to know if it is starting on a flower, which is what it looks like.


Name: Stefan
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skopjecollection
Jul 7, 2018 12:12 AM CST
Dont know whether or not epiphytes discard their flower buds. Aside from that, from what ive checked, the user grows all manner of tropical plants, so its highly possible that cacti and succulents arent their main interest. In addition, if this were an epiphyllum hybrid, it belongs in the specialized "epiphyllum forum", rather than here. And finally, since the user requested info on the bloom period, such info is impossible to be relayed correctly since the plants stems are out of focus on the photo . As for the explanation, usage of some common names should be rejected, since they often refer to a multitude of diverse species.
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Jul 7, 2018 1:10 AM CST

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It looks like a flower to me. Maybe a week? It will be nocturnal so check at night. Smiling
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Jul 7, 2018 7:23 AM CST
In flowers "nocturnal" often means "crepuscular" (sometimes matutinal or vespertine) because the behaviors of bats, moths, and other nighttime pollinators are more clustered at dusk and dawn. So in Texas if this is a bloom the most opportune time to see it is probably 6am rather than 2am. Smiling
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 7, 2018 10:25 AM CST
Thank you. Thank you, thank you I tip my hat to you. I'm very excited! Hurray! 6am? I'll set my alarm. Yay, yay. Yaaaay! Sorry if I posted to the wrong forum. Feel free to move it to where it belongs.
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 21, 2018 2:15 PM CST
It happened!
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plantmanager
Jul 21, 2018 2:18 PM CST
Great! I'm so glad you saw it and photographed it, Cheryl! If it was a cool day and it is shaded, it might reopen a second time. If it's hot and sunny, that was probably it for that flower, but once they start blooming, I usually get blooms at least once a year and sometimes twice.
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 21, 2018 2:29 PM CST
Thanks, Karen @Plantmanager. Thanks for the tips. I will watch it. We have a heat Index of 106ยบ today. But maybe it will rebloom this season? Crossing Fingers!
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plantmanager
Jul 21, 2018 2:59 PM CST
It has to be really happy with your humidity, so it's a possibility! Isn't it wonderful when they finally bloom? Hurray!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 21, 2018 3:03 PM CST
Yes! I have waited so long! I love it. No scent though. Is that normal?
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plantmanager
Jul 21, 2018 3:05 PM CST
Mine have never had a scent that I could smell, but they must have some sort of scent to be able to attract the pollinators.
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DaisyI
Jul 21, 2018 4:43 PM CST
It great you saw your's bloom. I usually know they have when the seed pods start showing up. Smiling

The good news is that plants don't feel the heat index temperature - whatever the thermometer said is what they feel.
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pod
Jul 23, 2018 9:08 PM CST
Glad you managed to see it bloom. This year the moon & stars have aligned and mine has had multiple blooms two different times. It can definitely happen.

It is always a surprise to walk out in the early dawn and see the blooms. Thumbs up

edited to add... if you didn't know, this is what this one is Epiphyllum hookeri subsp. hookeri
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 23, 2018 10:52 PM CST
Thanks @pod Kristi.. Multiple blooms would be awesome to see! I was ecstatic to catch this. It looks like I might be able to add a few interesting photos to the Database, too.
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