Queen of the Night, Dutchman's Pipe Cactus, Night blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum ox

Jacksonville, FL

Queen of the Night, Dutchman's Pipe Cactus, Night blooming Cereus
Epiphyllum oxypetalum


you have to see it live to capture the beauty of this flower

Thumbnail by sunshiney
Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

sunshiney,
The stems of your plant do not look like the stems of Cereus fernambucensis.
You have a different 'Night Blooming Cereus' there, namely, Epiphyllum oxypetalum.
Located here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2443/

Would you like your photo moved to the right page?

Jefferson, MD(Zone 6b)

This is not the Night-Blooming Cereus cactus - it is the Queen of the Night with the flat leaves. A very beautiful plant in its own right, but not the same. The Night-Blooming Cereus cactus is a true cactus with upright columnar form and not particularly spiney.

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Right, tesaje.
All these Common Names are ambiguous at times. And overlap each other at times.
Just a few of the common names for Epiphyllum oxypetalum are "Queen of the Night, Dutchman's Pipe Cactus & Night blooming Cereus"
Because before the plant was reclassified as an Epiphyllum, it was considered to be a "Cereus" which just happens to bloom at night.
Notice the synonym on this page here: http://davesgarden.com/guides/pf/go/2443/

Actually there are Dozens of different Cacti that bloom at night that are either considered now to be a Cereus, or at one time in past were considered to be a Cereus.
This is the main reason I guess I should stick to using botanical names only.

Just speaking from a technical standpoint, what appear to be leaves are actually stems or branches. One of the few genera of Cacti that have actual 'real' leaves are the Pereskia cacti.

Ewing, KY(Zone 6a)

This has been corrected.

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