Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Night Blooming Cactus August 13-14, 2013

ABC Wednesday
E is for Epiphyllum
Epiphyllum, Night Blooming Cactus

A native of Central America, it is grown as a houseplant in cooler parts of the world 
Mine are in pots. They spend the Summer on the front porch and the Winter indoors.

The blooms are pollinated by moths and other night-flying insects.
They are open for only one night and wilt the next morning.

Outdoor Wednesday
August 13, 2013, Lee county, Mississippi, USA
Interesting clouds Tuesday evening looking towards the South

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  1. Gorgeous! Definitely worth having a late night when the flowers appear.

  2. pretty, pretty! Didn't know the name!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  3. That's a gorgeous cactus bloom and a lovely sky too. Carver, ABC Wed. Team

  4. Those smell so sweet!
    Great captures.

  5. Beautiful. I wish I had not killed mine.....

  6. That is a stunning flower, and so large, I'm glad you showed the size of it.

  7. Thank you for sharing this extraordinary bloom, Lea. Lovely sky shot too!

    1. How beautiful are these cacti. It is a pity that some of them bloom at night and wither the next day.Great post!
      Wil, ABCW Team

  8. I let several Epi blooms go by without checking on them recently.

    You do know you can pick the fully open bloom, put it in a plastic bag in the refrigerator or a styrofoam cooler and bring it out the next day to display for those who weren't up to see it? Kept in the cool dark, they'll last until the next day.

  9. What an interesting looking flower. Love the sky shot!


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