The blooms of the night blooming cereus open only at night. They open when the sun goes down and in the morning they hang depleted and wilted. A bloom usually takes a couple of weeks to come to maturity. If I forget to check the plant each night when a bloom is almost ready to open, I miss seeing the loveliness of it.
Here in PA, the plant doesn’t bloom often, –just a few times during the summer months.
Recently it surprised me with two blooms in one night. If I pick them and put them in the refrigerator, I can show them to others the next day, before they wilt into compost material.
Recently the plant surprised me with two blooms one night. The blooms look like orchids but the plant is a member of the cactus family.