Night Blooming Nightmare

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The Night Blooming Cactus (Epiphyllum hookeri) is out of control.  It sent out a long stem that stuck itself behind the spouting.

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All the stems grew so long, it had to be put on a wall.

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Growing in just one direction, the original pot had to be wedged in a tall planter.  It has become a nightmare to control.

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But, all is worth it when rewarded with the beautiful night blooming flower.  It is about 4 to 5 inches across and has a light scent.

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One needs to be diligent and watchful as to not miss its dead-of -the -night bloom.  It will close when the sun comes up.


6 Comments on “Night Blooming Nightmare”

  1. Dick Noel says:

    those are climbing cactuses and grow to the tops of palms in south florida.

    Dick Noel priappianway@sbcglobal.net

  2. mattb325 says:

    My goodness – that plant is certainly on a mission to take over. Luckily it’s confined to a pot, but as you say, it is a beautiful flower!

  3. It’s kinda spooky looking (acting), your plant…or is this just because it’s October? 😉


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