Our remaining 2 and a half night-blooming cereus plants bloomed last night and it was our first day of monsoon weather. They gave us a beautiful show!
Last year, we were delighted by the flowers on our five peniocereus greggii, also called night-blooming cereus or queen of the night. This year, we have been watching our night-blooming cereus since the beginning of June. Last week, I took the kids on a vacation to the beach in California and was hoping that these magnificent flowers would wait for me to come back. And they did!
I just finished writing a post about the night-blooming cereus in our yard and how they might bloom in the next few days. Then found out that it was possible they would bloom tonight! But it turns out that only one of our night-blooming cereus bloomed tonight and that we still have four left to go.
I mentioned the night-blooming cereus cactus in one of our This Week on the Homestead posts. There are different varieties but I think our particular ones are Peniocereus greggii. The flowers bloom for one night in June or July starting around 8 PM and then close by dawn the next day.