Epiphyllum oxypetalum
August 17. 2000

7 pm
The huge buds are ready to open, the show is about to begin.

Luckily the weather is cooperating and the mosquitos are tolerable -
we are following the progress of three flowers, developing on two plants, which most likely originated from the same mother plant.

The photo above was taken about 8 pm.

Left photo at 8:30 pm -
At this stage a beautiful scent fills the corner of our backyard.

We are almost there, the next pictures were taken about 9 pm

10:30 pm
Fully open and looking absolutely spectacular!
The flowers measure about ten inches in diameter.

and here is the final look, knowing very well,  these flowers will be drooping in the morning.

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