This is the white flowering Cereus that I have had for several years. It started blooming 5 or 6 years ago after I had had it for about 5 years. It has bloomed 3 to 5 times a year for the past three years. I don't always get to see the blooms. I have to really watch. The blooms start opening around 11:30 pm or so and they open all the way by around one in the morning. Then they are closed before 5 am.
The fragrance is just amazing and there has been more then once that I have smelt the bloom before I knew it was there.
The inside of this flower is so beautiful. And then there is this Star fish looking thing in the center that reaches out as if to try and grab some unsuspecting creature.
These pictures were taken with my Sony cybershot.