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"Mark Twain" (night bloomer) Epiphyllum


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The beautiful Night Blooming Cereus aka "Lady of the Night"  is the very rare Hybrid Epiphyllum Oxypetalum  "Mark Twain".  This RARE Epi. comes from the Mark Twain House in Hartford, CT.  It produces a 8-10"  size  flower that is pure white and fragrant.  This N.B. Cereus differs in that it has an extra row of inner petals which have a ruffled edge.  The size of this beautiful flower and the its pure white color along with it's fragrance, will "knock your socks off"!! The flower will open as soon as the sun sets and stay open all night long. Come the morning the flower closes up. The plant blooms in waves during August, September and into October.  The fragrance is wonderfully intoxicating.   These Epi's like to be cool in the winter and can remain quite dry during this period. The plant will start to flower in March-April and produce multitudes of large showy flowers. It is not unusual to have 30-40 blooms in a mature healthy plant. This is a hardy grower and gets large quickly.