Saturday, October 20, 2012

Night bloomers....and Giveaway Winner

This is the wrong time of year for my epiphillium to be blooming but then none of my plants have ever been "on the right schedule". I have loved night bloomers for a very long time and these succulents are such an easy plant to grow.....a match made in houseplant growers heaven.

These plants should bloom in July, maybe August but this year they set blossom at the regular time but it was so hot and dry, I think it just shut down the process. It's cooler and wetter now and I have blossoms.

Easy to mail a segment (within the US only, I don't want to start an international incident) during this time of year, so if you would like a cutting from this plant, let me know and I will mail it to you. Today is trim back day and get ready to come inside before the frost gets the plants so, if you would let me know by Monday, I'll set your cutting to you along with growing suggestions.

I also have a strange non bloomer but equally as entertaining in that it grows and grows, looks very much like rick rack. It' called the "devils backbone" or zig zag plant. I don't know the real name but it is a succulent also sends out air roots and lives very well inside in a well lit area or on a shaded patio in the summer.
And now to the winner of the Witch Shoe giveaway from The Bewitching Home blog party. Congratulations to Mina from Green Witch with Sprinkles. I'll have your shoes in the mail on Monday. Thank you to all of you who commented and to the new followers. Which brings me to yet another giveaway. More details on Monday. Happy Weekend. Oma Linda



  1. I love this flower but I have a brown thumb.

    Have a wonderful weekend.

  2. Congrats to the winner! I bet everything you touch grows. Like Gail, I have a brown thumb too!

  3. I used to have one of these years ago but it eventually died. Just got a new cutting this spring and it has grown so fast.

  4. cool plants!
    Congrats to the shoes winner. I liked them so much I'm thinking I'll be making some similar to these!
    Happy Saturday

  5. What a beautiful flowering plant. Succulents don't do well in this area (too wet and cold) or I would be begging for a start. Contrats to the lucky winner. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. I do not know anything about this beautiful bloom so than you for sharing....simply lovely! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

  7. Oh c'mon, Oma Linda -- start an international incident! It won't be your first and you know it!

    Congrats to lucky Mina!

  8. What a beautiful flower. It is crazy how unseasonal our weather has been this year and...Woo-Hoo on my win. I am so excited, Miss Oma Linda. Thank you so very much. Hugs to you and yours, Mina

  9. Congrats to Mina! Lucky Winner of the witch shoes! Yay Mina!

    And I have a garden window above my kitchen sink that would love to have an epiphillium start! It has leaves that look much like my Christmas Cactus plant, cacti and African Violets do quite well in that garden window ... and the Bamboo plant is happy there too! They would all welcome "Epi"! She has such a glorious bloom!

    Happy weekend Oma Linda!

    PS Can I send you the cost of postage via PayPal????

  10. I would love to have cuttings of both if you have enough...the baby onions are growing and also the black hollyhocks...

  11. Yeh Mina!! So excited for her!!! The flower is stunning!!! It's happy ;o) Can't wait till monday! Hugs ;o)

  12. Linda, if you have extra to spare, I would LOVE a cutting of this night bloomer. So very pretty. I have several succulents and cacti ~ love them. Your bloom is Beautiful!!!!
    audrey xo


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