For the past 3 years, I've sadly only seen the rare blooms on my Night-Blooming Cereus after they were done and spent. I'd find them the morning after, hanging limp and lifeless, like a broken goose-neck. But last week, I was "surveying," and found a bloom almost ready to open.
I watched it for two days, and voila - caught it wide open!
According to Wikipedia, Epiphyllum oxypetalum (Dutchman's Pipe) is a species of cactus and one of the most cultivated species in the genus. It is also referred to as Night blooming Cereus.
I think they normally bloom once a year. So glad I caught it!
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