Saturday, June 25, 2011

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

We got up this morning to discover an overwhelming, sweet aroma in the main greenhouse. Lynn-Marie had checked it out the night before with the flashlight but hadn't seen it. But this morning, there it was. One of our Epiphyllum oxypetalum plants was blooming, the first such bloom of the season. I'm sure there will be more to come, but for now, what a way to begin the day.

This also means I've got a job ahead of me finding places to hang them outside the greenhouses. I always put of this task until later than I should, but it gets done eventually. They do so much better outside under the trees at this time of year.

There's a very nice time-lapse video of one of these flowers opening here.


  1. Lutero te felicito realmente precioso el Epiphyllum oxypetalum a mi me encantan, espero que te de muchas flores mas, yo no tengo esta variedad, las fotos te quedaron bellas, saludos Marisol.

  2. Oh! Luther! Beautiful flower :)