Nature is a very complex, amazing thing. You never know what you will find or where. I have had this cactus for close to 10 years. A very dear friend bought it for me because she said it was strange.... like me. lol
It is not a very pretty plant but I always liked it. It kind of looks like a ladder. The leaves get very long and it came in hanging pot so I have left it in that. It has become very unruly in the past few years, getting broken off and it has these long scraggly root things that hang all over it. But I have taken many cuttings off of it and made pretty little plants out of it.
So this year when I took it out of the hot house I noticed a flower bud on it. Very strange, never had one before. Well the first one fell off, or got knocked off.... oops. But a few days later I saw another one. Then some time later I found that it had bloomed out and I had never seen it and I also noticed another bud...so I started watching and waiting and one morning I noticed...... it had bloomed again and I had missed it but again another bud. Well I had better watch closer!!
So one evening just before dark I saw it! Opening up! But it didn't open completely until after dark!! Why would a flower open after dark and close before daylight and smell AMAZING!
So here are some pictures of it! My beautiful, strange night blooming Cactus.