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Posted 31 January 2005 - 10:17 PM

Anybody grow Epicactus? Mine never flower for me. Any tips?
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Posted 11 February 2005 - 05:11 PM

We had Cereus oxypetallum species in our home.

We call this cactus " Queen for a night" It usually blooms during rainy season in our case.
But it seems that the flower only last for few hours after opening at midnight.

This is a quite common plant in the vicinity where i lived. It is still considered as a 'curiosity plant' by many growers since it had a habit of blooming only at night time. People wait for the moment for this plant to flower and some sort of informal party where people would gather around the plant in order to see it blooms.


another one is "Pitahya" or dragon fruit.

It seems that our plant had not yet bloomed after almost 2 1/2 years being planted. It might be because we did not give much attention in fertilizers. This particular fruit had been known in the Philippines for quite a number of years but it was only recently that it had gained popularity.
It is very popular fruit in Vietnam and Thailand in Southeast Asia. The origin of this plant is from South America.

Can someone tell me what kind of fertilizers and how frequent do I need to fertilize my plant in order to bear fruit?
http://www.tradewindsfruit.com/dragon_fruit10.jpg
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Posted 17 February 2005 - 02:12 PM

sorry abt my ignorance, but is everyone talking about the epiphyllum oxypetalum as in the "double flowering kheng hua" post ?
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Posted 26 February 2005 - 06:22 AM

Yup! Kheng Hua , Some local Chinese call this plant .

But it is more popularly called as "Queen of the night" or "Queen for a night"

because of it only blooms at the stroke of midnight.

Quite popular plant in the Philippines.( in some cases)
It serves as a focal point of the garden during its blooming season which coincide with the rainy season here.( May- November)
Some of our neighbors even have some sort of party to wait for the plant to open its flowers at the stroke of midnight.
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Posted 26 February 2005 - 08:34 AM

Wow... very interesting indead.... :grin:
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