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help identify...flower emerges from side of leaf

Posted by beaniebeagle (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 16, 12 at 22:11

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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RE: help identify...flower emerges from side of leaf

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.

RE: help identify...flower emerges from side of leaf

I don't know the name but they're a cactus with strap-like cascading leaves. Easy grown from cuttings.

RE: help identify...flower emerges from side of leaf

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).

RE: help identify...flower emerges from side of leaf

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

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