[gardeners] night blooming cereus

c.l. avery (gardeners@globalgarden.com)
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 16:18:59 +0000

Dear George and list,

  I have just been given a night blooming cereus!  My goodness, it is one 
strange and ugly plant (I'm referring to it in the flowerless state).  Looks 
like it could be a plant on the moon.  I've been told that it is a tropical 
and so I don't dare leave it outside...except during our steamy DC 
summers... and have had it inside since it was given to me last month.  I 
was also told that it will take a year, two or three for it to bloom, and 
that the blossoms only last for one night.  Any of this true?  Can I plant 
it outside like in George's memory of his boyhood home?


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