Re: [gardeners] night blooming cereus

olin (
Fri, 26 Apr 2002 10:29:10 -0700

It's fairly common in residential landscapes in our version of zone 9b
(AZ desert).  Takes several years before it blooms.  The flowers only
last for a few hours and open only one time.  Our version is a native of
Mexico.  -Olin

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From: "c.l. avery" <>
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Sent: Friday, April 26, 2002 9:18 AM
Subject: [gardeners] night blooming cereus

> Dear George and list,
>   I have just been given a night blooming cereus!  My goodness, it is
> strange and ugly plant (I'm referring to it in the flowerless state).
> like it could be a plant on the moon.  I've been told that it is a
> 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.
> was also told that it will take a year, two or three for it to bloom,
> that the blossoms only last for one night.  Any of this true?  Can I
> it outside like in George's memory of his boyhood home?