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.


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



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




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