I bought this plant on 4/7/01 from Walnut Hill Greenhouses. It was a large staked plant in a 6" pot with 4 flower buds. Unfortunately, over the next few weeks it lost 3 of the buds. (Bud drop is common when epiphyllums are moved.) On 4/22/01 the remaining bud began opening around 7:30 p.m. and was fully open within a few hours producing a 9" flower. The flower remained open for 2 days before passing.
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I first noticed buds 3/30/02. It gradually formed 10 tiny buds. However, 5 never developed and 2 turned yellow and dropped off when they were a few inches long. The first bloom opened in the evening of 5/18/02 and was fully open the next morning. It measured 9" and was slightly fragrant in the evening. The bloom lasted 2 days. The second bloom opened 5/24 and the third 5/25.
2003: This year the first bloom was 4/29, the 2nd 5/2 and the
In 2004 it had 6 blooms.
In 2005 there were 6 blooms.
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