Re: [gardeners] night blooming cereus

George Shirley (
Fri, 14 Feb 2003 15:00:00 -0600

That is exactly what I am referring to. I think what your neighbor has
is probably cereus grandiflorus (L.) while mine is epipyllum
oxypetallum. Go to this URL to see the blooming stages and how the leaf
looks. The flower bud comes from the edge of a leaf.


Ron Hay wrote:
> Hi, George,
> The one accross the street is a classic cereus, with
> long pipe-like branches up to about 6' long, and,
> hence, my comment about the large number of cultivars
> of cereus which bloom at night.
> In this variety, the buds come out of the sides of the
> branches, seemingly at random. The flowers are about a
> foot long and cream colored, with red throats.
> Branches come out from other branches and not from
> strap leaves.
> Could the plant you are both referring to be an
> epiphillum? They bloom at night and have strap type
> leaves?
> Ron