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Epiphyllum Oxypetalum

I received this plant as a division from a friend in the early 1990s.  It opens in the evening, is very fragrant, and by the next morning it has passed.  It started to bloom in 1995.

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After prolific blooming in 1996, the plant looked really bad and I thought it had some kind of disease so after a couple of attempts at cutting off a few particularly bad stems and having it just get worse, I severely cut back the plant.  A few years later I learned that epiphyllums often look bad after blooming and just need a rest period to recuperate, and I now suspect that was what was happening.  It took 4 years before it flowered again in September 2000 when it had 4 blooms.  In 2001 there were 6 blooms in June, 5 in July, 2 in August and 6 in September.  By mid-September the stems were pale with some spotting, probably stress from all the blooms.  2002 had just 7 bloom, in August and September.

2003: 2 blooms in May, 3 in July, 10 in August, 4 in September and 1 in October; total of 20..

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