Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Night Blooming Cereus

Looking like it is right out of "The Little Shop of Horrors," here is the flower of my cereus cactus. The bud comes off the side of a leaf structure. The flower will open at night and gives a perfumy air. A gift of a rooted cutting came with the advice that I would wait 7 years before seeing a bloom. That was true and since the first bloom it's been a challenge to catch one before it's been and gone. It's such a neat plant and I've heard stories that some plan little parties around the blooming. It did not bloom last night, so we'll be checking again tonight.

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