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MacKenzie

Up Late Watching My Plant Flower

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You read that correctly, my Night Blooming Cereus blossomed tonight and my neighbours even came to watch it. It started swell in the early evening and by 8 the petals started to flare out and it was fully open by 11:30. When I get up tomorrow it will be hanging like a limp rag. The blossom is probably 8 inches in diameter.

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A really great picture. Did you cook any appetizers for the neighbors while watching this event? 

 

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Very Nice how long did wait for it to bloom?
The bud started a couple of weeks ago. It gets longer and longer over the time and a few days before it is going to open it makes a 90 degree turn running parallel to the floor, then in a few days it starts to swell and then you know it is nearing bloom time. Watch it all evening as the petals start to spread. The final opening takes about 3 to 4 hours. It then slowly starts to wither.:(
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Epic. I'd sit there with a nice bottle of wine and wait it out over an evening to see it unfold. The wonders of nature never cease to amaze me!!!

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On ‎9‎/‎28‎/‎2017 at 6:45 PM, MacKenzie said:

The bud started a couple of weeks ago. It gets longer and longer over the time and a few days before it is going to open it makes a 90 degree turn running parallel to the floor, then in a few days it starts to swell and then you know it is nearing bloom time. Watch it all evening as the petals start to spread. The final opening takes about 3 to 4 hours. It then slowly starts to wither.:(

Sounds like this is a passion of yours. I know people that collect and love orchids by the dozens. Would this be an orchid? How many times will it bloom?  And you must keep that prize in a cozy room...

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Wayne, it is not an orchid and I do have a few of those too. :) It is a cactus and I might if very lucky see 3 in a very good year.

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