help identify...flower emerges from side of leaf

beaniebeagleOctober 16, 2012

My neighbor has this plant that he has had for years but has no idea what it is.

Today when he moved it, he found this large white flower hanging down from it. The odd thing about it, was that the flower spike emerged from the side of the leaf.

Any ideas???

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i've seen a few photos that are similar in the cacti&succulents forum. perhaps they can help if you make a post over there.

    Bookmark   October 16, 2012 at 10:18PM
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I don't know the name but they're a cactus with strap-like cascading leaves. Easy grown from cuttings.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 12:45AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Could be Night Blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum).

Looks like the flower has already bloomed. They don't last very long, but are quite showy when open (in evening and night).

    Bookmark   October 17, 2012 at 12:45PM
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grabmebymyhandle(6 Kentucky)

Shame you guys missed that flower, its definatly an orchid cactus, probably an epiphyllum as mentioned.
Filtered light and regular feeding will get you more flowers.

Its a nice lookin plant :D

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 1:34AM
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