Florida: Night Blooming Cactus!

Cactus Blooms Ready to Open

Cactus Flower Extravaganza at Night

Blooms on Snake Vine Climbing up Palm Tree

Night Blooming Cactus Pair of Flowers

Our night blooming cactus was in its full glory this week – 30 HUGE flowers opened at once!  It was spectacular!   In the old days of Florida people would have parties in the evening centered around the blooms.  Our snake vine cactus (Selenicereus pteranthus – Princess of the Night) was grown from a cutting planted only 6 years ago!

About Pam
Richard and Pam lived in the San Francisco Bay Area 14 years (1987-1999 and 2008-2011). They lived in Florida 13 years previously, until returning in July 2011 to present. They hope their photography will encourage you to get out and discover nature's beauty in your own backyard, parks, and wild places. Click on any pictures on this blog to see them full size with additional details.

21 Responses to Florida: Night Blooming Cactus!

  1. soapychic says:

    Wow that is amazing! We don’t have anything like that here in Illinois. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Absolutely fascinating! I have never seen or heard of this cactus.

  3. Dymoon says:

    wow that is a very interesting plant… thank you for sharing .. I’ve not seen one before!!

  4. Thanks for sharing this beauty! 🙂

  5. That’s amazing Pam! Stunning pictures.

  6. Monika says:

    OMG! That’s gorgeous! This far I managed to kill all my cactuses. I’m hoping for a new one to survive though 😉 Bought it in bud and only just found out (by experiencing it myself) that the flowers only last 1 day/night 🙈

    • Pam says:

      Oh I hope you have better luck this next time! The flowers are brief but spectacular. That’s another reason I like orchids too – they sometimes bloom for months. 🙂

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