In an earlier posts the popular name of this plant, “Night Blooming Cereus” was introduced as incorrect, still there must be some truth in the name, I believe it is found in the developing flower stalk and bud.
“Cereus” is from the Greek word for candle. Don’t these developing flower stalks, resemble a candle and the bud a flame?
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Here’s the flower from an earlier bloom this season.
Wikipedia, “Epiphyllum, “Epiphyllum oxypetalum,”epiphyte.”
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