09 September 2013


Epiphyllum Oxypetalum © chef d'oeuvre

Native to Central America and Northern South America  (Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil), Epiphyllum oxypetalum blooms rarely and only at night and the flower wilts before dawn.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum is also called Dutchman's pipe or Queen of the night.

From this youtube time lapse clip, in June I made an animated gif. It is the most visited of my gifs. 129 notes. Beautiful cactus orchid blooming.