We interrupt your morning for this breaking news from May Dreams Gardens.
The night-blooming cereus has a flower bud on it.
I had been checking this plant (Epiphyllum oxypetalum) for the last few weeks, desparately looking for a flower bud.
Then this morning, I nearly dropped the watering can when I saw this flower bud, right in front of me, right at eye level. I don't know how I missed it before.
I'm not sure when the big bloom event will occur, so stay tuned.
For a preview of what is to come, see last year's post about the Queen of the Night.
See the bud on the right, about one-third of the way down on the plant, at eye level.
(For those who live in Florida and other climates where these are grown outside, and thus loaded with blooms, keep in mind that my plant lives entirely indoors. It's a bit large to try to take it outside in the spring and would it make it back inside in the fall? It's also kind of tangled up in the blinds on the one side. It owns that corner of the room.
For that reason, and a variety of other reasons, that's why even one bloom is a big deal around here!)