|Night-blooming cereus. I got this one last year at Maas as a hanging basket for less than twenty bucks. It grew like a weed and quickly became too large and heavy to hang, so I set the basket on a small patio side table and allowed the "arms" to both cascade over the side of the table and reach upward as shown here.|
|As the name implies, it blooms only at night and each flower lasts only one day, but they will persist until mid-morning before wilting. It's sort of like an amaryllis where the flowering experience is one of quality rather than quantity.|
this blog post describes. Reportedly, cereus won't tolerate colder temperatures, but thus far, mine have remained outdoors year-round. Happy growing.
|Cereus the mysterious.|