Night-blooming Cactus

Cactaceae Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Lupe with our cactus. The white petals have the texture of fine feathers. The blooms open about 8 pm and close by 5 am the next morning. The blooms produce a penetrating sweet scent. The drooping blooms were from the day before. Over a period of three nights we had 17 blooms. In the Philippines there are no native pollinators so the blooms never produce seed or fruit.

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