Twice this year, my Cereus Cactus or the Dutchman's Pipe it is commonly called has bloomed.
It blooms at night when I am normally soundly sleeping. I am unaware of this occasion until I notice this large, deflated bloom laying at its feet and know I missed it again!
Well NOT this time! This is night one-
It looks like a fairy pod! I love the way the outer petals wrap around the bud.
During day two it was getting large and airier.
So it could do this! Now you can see the resemblance to its name!
The bloom is about 5" across and it smells divine! Full and rich and I wish I could share it with you!
You can read about this here if you would like some more information!