I knew yesterday, like an expectant mother, that last night would be the night the Epiphyllum oxypetalum would bloom. When I remembered and ran out in my pajamas with the camera with animals following, the fragrance greeted us at the door. Two blossoms, one out of sight toward the floor, were partially open.
Buds and a bloom supported by the Epi tree, a permanent structure that supports the long ungainly stems of the Epiphyllum. In the foreground is the Christmas (Thanksgiving) cactus with buds. The buds at right are 'Exotica' Hippeastrum. The Amaryllis buds had sprouted long stems when I bought them, so they have to reach back toward the sun to straighten themselves.
Fully open this morning for my birthday.
Ike shows off the two remaining buds that will open soon.