Night Bloomer

This skinny cactus grows from the ground, up the tree and blooms at night for one night for one night only! 
The blossom is huge!

See the spent bloom, below along side a fresh one.  

Visit  Macro Monday 2
Shared with Ivy and Elephants
Make it pretty Monday


Good Afternoon Jeanne, How lovely to see these flowering cactus. My husband used to grow them when we lived in Cyprus and I was always fascinated by the fact that this beautiful flower would flower at night, only last a day before it withered and died, but as your photograph shows there is always another beauty which follows.
Thank you for reminding me of these cactus flowers.
Best Wishes
Paulette said…
What a stunning bloom! Love it.
Wow, just gorgeous!

Loved reading the story about your grandparents on my blog. Thanks for sharing.


Lea said…
Beautiful bloom!
Not sure if is the same as the one I have, but very much like it. I think I read somewhere that the night-bloomers are pollinated by a moth that is only active at night so that's when they bloom. Mine blooms twice a year mid-summer and again in the autumn. Of course, here in north Mississippi we move it inside the house in the winter.
Lovely photo!
Lea's Menagerie
Unknown said…
Gorgeous blossoms!
That is really beautiful! I live in Florida, probably not that far from you! We love Weeki Wachee and went last month! Enjoy your day!
mispapelicos said…
Thank you for sharing so much beauty.
Kathe W. said…
lovely blossom- does it have a fragrance? Happy weekend to you!
I just love your flowers! I am new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back. Nicole
must love junk said…
Amazing!! What a great pic! :)
Oh, Goodness! It's beautiful! Thank you for sharing and thank you for the visit and sweet comment at The Dedicated House. It means the world! I would love it if you would share this pretty post at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here's the link if you want to check it out. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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