Epiphyllum oxypetalum or Jesus in the Manger

Use your imagination to see the Manger with a bright star overhead and angels around the Manger. Mama called this ‘Night Blooming Cereus’ but the plants are not a cereus.

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These 4 opened last night. This morning they were still open because it was still dim and cool in the greenhouse.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

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Broader view of the plants, below. They were squeezed into the greenhouse with long stems supported.

 

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Jungle cacti, these will spend the winter indoors, moving out to a shady location in Spring.

 

 

 

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