Friday, June 24, 2011

Hot, Hot Midnight



Epiphyllum Midnight, blooming in the garden. Epiphyllums are easy to grow. They have awesome flowers. They are downright durable. I'm always amazed that you don't see more of these around. Perhaps they're not as popular as they could be because each flower only lasts a couple of days or due to the odd spine or two... Still, on a full grown plant, they bloom for weeks with bloom after bloom, making an incredible display.

2 comments:

compost in my shoe said...

Where do they grow naturally? Are they epiphitic?

The Wayward Hawaiian said...

Why yes indeed, they are epiphytic, growing in the detritus that collects in the jungle trees of Central America!