ive been so crazy busy that i forgot to let yall know that "willis' plant" (the name we call our night blooming cerius/queen of the night) bloomed nearly a month ago! i was shocked as she usually doesnt even think about it till august and sometimes september. and because i dont expect anything much sooner than that, i was surprised when i went to talk to her on july 5th and found this:
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we missed her only night out! i just never thought in a million years to look for buds/blooms that early in the season. but all is good and theres no need to fret cuz this is what i found on her tonight:
the funny thing is that earlier this year, just before i put her outside for the season, i had to cut her WAY back. i cut at least half of her off cuz she'd gotten too huge and unruly. i did, however take every single cutting - whether it was a stem with leaves or just a single leaf - and stuck each of them into the soil of the same pot the rest of her lives.... just to see whatd she do - if anything. i dont know if that means anything about the early bloomin' since the bloom from earlier this month and tonights current bud both grew/are growing on leaves that didnt get the scissor treatment.
anyway, im getting a second chance for a bloom night very soon and at this rate i expect many more before her blooming/outdoor season comes to an end. happy bloomin' to all who have a queen of your own!