I purchased King Midas from Lauray's of Salisbury at a spring flower show in 1996. Although it produced vegetative growth and the stems got very long it didn't produce its first flower until 5/23/2000. In March 2001 King Midas formed 4 flower buds, but later lost one. The first 2 buds began opening around 5 p.m. on May 11th and started to pass May 13th. These flowers were 7" across, larger than the previous year. The color was also different. I learned from members of the Yahoo Epi Group that the first few years an epiphyllum blooms the flowers may not be typical. The third flower opened 5/14 and lasted 3 days. In 2002 I first saw buds on King Midas 4/10. The first bloom (7") opened 5/23 in the afternoon. The second (8") opened in the evening on 5/26. The third (and final) bud opened 6/15.
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2003: There year there were 6 blooms between 4/28 and 5/7.
2004: 13 blooms in April and May
2005: 16 blooms
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