7 responses to “Peniocereus greggii”

  1. George L. in Vermont

    Ah, what a treasure I’ve got to pass on! The link below connects to an etext of Dorothy Canfield Fisher’s “The Brimming Cup”. Fisher was an iconic Vermont author active in the first half of the 20th century. The book is set in the hill country Vermont of that time, when the state was still decidely agricultural and low-tech. Scroll down to:
    CHAPTER VII THE NIGHT-BLOOMING CEREUS
    The ‘Cereus’ part of it is in the middle of the chapter, but I recommend starting from the beginning. This story is a Vermont classic. Enjoy!
    http://www.ebooksread.com/authors-eng/dorothy-canfield-fisher/the-brimming-cup-759/page-5-the-brimming-cup-759.shtml

  2. bev

    How timely! I was given one of these as a greenhouse plant here in the eastern U.S. and have been puzzling over what to do with it. Looks like the flower is worth waiting for!

  3. Meg Bernstein

    Thanks for the stories and for the information on pollinators. I am always curious about the pollinators.

  4. Roberta

    Tohono Chul Park here in Tucson has an annual Queen of the Night celebration on the night that these plants bloom, usually in June sometime. It’s different every year, so you have to be on their special email list to find out. It’s a very mystical experience, or it would be, if there were not so many people crowding the trails!

  5. Jessie Chayer

    I have had enough of the botany for awhile, please cancel my subscription to it .
    Jessie Chayer.

  6. Daniel Mosquin

    Jessie, there is a cancel your subscription link at the bottom of every email.

  7. Elena

    I’m researching for this plant coz i believe this is the plant i’ve been looking for. We have this plant for the past 40yrs or so. Last July 28, it bloomed and had 8 flowers. It also bloomed last year around june or july but it only had 2 flowers. What intrigues us is that last july 27, 2006 my mom died and this yr we celebrated her 1st death anniversary. According to my father, the chinese name of this plant is the same with my mom. What a coincidence?!

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