Epiphyllum oxypetalum Night Blooming Cereus. My Grand-Aunt Terry used to load her Cereus in bloom in the back of her Desoto and haul it around Dunwoody near bedtime to show folks too old or infirm to get out in the middle of the night and come to her house to see it. She tried every way she ever heard to preserve a blossom, failing each time. Freezing in a block of ice was the most unsuccessful. She would love that we can capture it and send all over the world just as the blossoms open.
Tuesday night we had 6 blooms to open on one plant and only one bloom on the other. The one lost some buds when I let it go too dry after buds set.
I wish you could have enjoyed the incredible fragrance along with the views.
There is one bud left to bloom in a day or two. The plant with only one blossom is already setting more buds. If we are fortunate, there will even be blooms in October after I bring them inside.
Mama used to bring hers inside the kitchen for the winter. Sometimes a shoot would go to the ceiling searching for more light. This is a marvelous pass-along plant, worth the wait to see it bloom if you have space for one. Flowerlady has them growing outside in South Florida.