Epi. guatomalense monstrose

Blackshear, GA

Does anyone have this plant? Here is mine and it has bloomed several times, but I always seem to miss it. I just did a little research and it seems it is related to the night blooming cereus...blooms at night. Mine has 3 seed pods on it. Does anyone know about the seed and planting them. One place said the flowers were sterile.

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Blackshear, GA

Here's the seed pod...

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Tolleson, AZ(Zone 9a)

Nice plant!!

DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL(Zone 8b)

Paula,
I've grown this from seed. Your pod will begin to soften, watch for it to split. There will be a jelly like substance around the tiny seeds. I patted them down between two paper towels, then used the edge of a plant marker to scrape them off onto a paper plate. Planted them on the surface of sphagnum moss, and covered with a clear lid. Popped up in no time at all....you'll have hundreds of little seedlings, they take a good 3-4 months to be able to transplant and then you'll have lots of pots of them.
It does only bloom at night and lasts just the one night.
Here's a pic of the bloom

mj


This message was edited Sep 5, 2012 9:54 AM

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Blackshear, GA

Thanks MJ, I may try that one day, but with winter coming up and no idea how I am going to protect what I have, the last thing I need to do is try to grow little seedlings. It had about 12 seed pods this year. Maybe I should just kkep the seed and see if someone on DG wants them.

Henderson, NC(Zone 7b)

Hi Paula, so good to see a familiar face. I don't know your plant but sure would like to.
Hello to you Desertdenial5 and mjsponies, don't know you (yet) but hoping to change that.
Faye

DeLand/Deleon Spring, FL(Zone 8b)

Paula,
Seeds have a short viability...so you'll want to send them out asap.

Hi dahtzu , I don't come to this forum too often, every once in a while, but I always find something interesting here when I do !

This message was edited Sep 5, 2012 9:56 AM

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