Well finally...after 3 years the big event happened! *My nightblooming cereus produced its first flower. *They don't open until around 10 p.m. and the flower bud opens very quickly...takes an hour or so. *And then it closes up and is dead by morning.
I know my neighbors think I'm a fruitcake...outdoors for three hours in the dark with lights and stuff. *But it was worth it...a beautiful flower strongly scented in the night air.
Here is a composite photo of the stages...final bloom in the center.
Now you can see the flower opening without spending 3 hours in the dark on a hot, muggy night. *[img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/smile.gif[/img]