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Epiphyllum oxypetalum - Queen of the Night


Epiphyllum oxypetalum - Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum oxypetalum - Queen of the Night)

My Queen of the Night has been blooming. It has several new small buds coming out, also. Photo taken May 26, 2013.



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Very special flower.

30 May, 2013

 

Yes, it had several flowers and has several buds still developing.

30 May, 2013

 

It does look good Palmate

30 May, 2013

 

Thanks! The first blooms I never got photos. It only blooms at night, so it can be difficult to get photos.

30 May, 2013

bik
Bik
 

beutiful and exotic for me!

30 May, 2013

 

Bik:

It's very commonly grown in the landscape here in San Diego, CA. It can grow up trees to more than 20 ft (6.1m) high.

30 May, 2013

 

It looks very nice. You are constantly telling us about flowers we'd give our eye teeth (except I no longer have any!) for! This is no exception! :-))

30 May, 2013

 

Balcony:

LOL! Thank you!

We are very lucky to have many tropical flowering plants and trees here. We get so spoiled here that sometime we take all the beautiful flowering plants/trees for granted.

Right now all the millions of Jacaranda trees are in full bloom.

31 May, 2013

 

Oh, the Jacarandas! would love to see them blooming. Thanks for your posts D1...as Balcony says: "...flowers we'd give our eye teeth (except I no longer have any) for!" ....;-) Actually, I have a night blooming cereus that another goY friend sent me...it has survived the move and all the attendant climatic difficulties but can't get it to bloom. (yet) haven't given up the challenge though. What a lovely thing to grow in your front yard! lucky you!

2 Jun, 2013

 

Lori:

I need to take some photos of the Jacarandas before they stop blooming. Some are already past peak...however, there's still many in full bloom.

My former neighbor gave me a cutting of this Epiphyllum a couple of years ago. It has gotten very large, as it does here, and has many flower buds on it even now. It is located on the side of the house, and I think is getting too much hot sun.

2 Jun, 2013

 

Have just moved mine out into the little shade house I built on the deck. We've had a very cold spring and only one or two days of very warm (75-80+ degrees)temps. The last few days have been heavenly, however, because they have been partly moist/partly sunny, with a nice breeze. Still, it is only the first of June...the earliest of my little veggie garden are only just emerged...hope it's a better summer for you than the last one...And for us too!It was sooo hot and dry last summer that local farmers lost crops or had delayed harvests.

2 Jun, 2013

 

I've heard about the very cold spring in most of the upper-mid-west and eastern states. We have a nice spring so far...nice and comfortable with a few heat waves.

I should start a veggie garden. I should have started my veggie garden back in March. Although, here in San Diego we can start it at pretty much anytime.

3 Jun, 2013

 

I imagine you wouldn't have much luck with peas or spinach (cool weather crops)...but you have avocados and sugarcane though, right? and cucumbers and tomatoes would be a snap! I'm making a carrot bed..haven't got the seed in the ground and they take 60 days to mature...but I only want the baby carrots anyway. A 3 x 3 square of about 2 ft deeply worked and amended loam will give you nice long carrots, deliciously sweet. I like the heirloom Scarlet Nantes. trick with carrots is just the right amount of fertility...too much and you get strange roots.

3 Jun, 2013

 

snow peas (which I love), broccoli (which I love), spinach, lettuce, cauliflower, Brussel sprouts (which I love) are a winter crops.

Avocados, sugar cane, citrus and tomatoes are year-round crops here in San Diego County. They ripen depending on the variety throughout the year. Most citrus and some avocado varieties ripen in winter. Avocados, sugar cane, citrus can take more than a year to ripen or until harvest and have many crops on the trees (citrus, avocados) at the same time.

3 Jun, 2013

 

I know it's normal for you to think of winter crops...it seems very alien to me! one of my projects this year is a hobbit house...(a root cellar, really) but I hope to build it of the stone which is so plentiful here with a log and sod roof...and a round door! I've just started excavating into the hill and it's slow going...it may have to be a next summer project too. The root cellar will store our food and bulbs, corms and rhizomes thro the winters. at least that's the plan... ;-)

6 Jun, 2013

 

I know most people in many parts of the U.S., including people in most of the U.K. can't comprehend having citrus, avocados, mangoes, papayas, guavas ripening in late fall or winter. We're just lucky in most of coastal California because most areas have a 365 days a year growing season.

The Hobbit house sounds very interesting. It also sounds like a lot of work to build. I guess it just takes patience, though. :>)

6 Jun, 2013

 

Have heard recently about a new threat to the citrus crop...have you seen anything? apparently it has come from China..??? as if the Maple borer and the Emerald Ash borer and the Dutch Elm disease weren't enough! I just adore lemons and it would be such a blow if I couldn't have my favourite flavour! The hobbit house is just a hole in the hill at present...I've been busy cleaning up the mess from the beaverdam incident.

6 Jun, 2013

 

Yes, the Asian citrus psyllid is a huge threat! I believe they've brought in a psyllid wasp to combat it, which was done with the very destructive Lerp psyllid which affected many Eucalytus, Syzygium species here, also. It took a couple of years to get Lerp psyllid under control (after many years of destruction).

I've read the the Asian citrus psyllid cannot fly very far. So, it's been a little easier to keep it under control. The other very big threat here in Southern California is the Asian palm beetle. It kills all palm trees in its path. There's been a big campaign to eradicate it,also. It's been very successful, because it doesn't fly very far, also.

8 Jun, 2013

 

I was right, very spectacular. Good job you got it to bloom.

29 Jul, 2019



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