Thursday, June 28, 2007

So, Cereus

Epiphyllum oxypetalum, a climbing jungle cactus.



A strap-like leaf can be rooted after a day or two of drying to callous the cut edge.
Almost fully open. The fragrance is wonderful.

1 comment:

  1. Nell Jean, thank you very much for the link. Glad to know that you keep a track record of this plants 'blooming performance'. How I wish I have such a productive plant in my garden. After seeing yours, it heightens my desire to have this plant, so now I'll be on the lookout whenever I visit nurseries.

    In Cantonese, we call it 'keng fah'. In my family, this is regarded as a fengshui flower. Whenever it blooms, it is believed to bring good luck and fortune (windfalls) to the owner, especially if you could watch it bloom.

    I only found out that 'keng fah' is called Epiphyllum oxypetalum this month! For most of my adult life I have been searching fruitlessly for a night blooming cereus flower with no name. People keep telling me it is dragon fruit flower but I know it is not.

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