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LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,800
Any ideas? It belongs to my sister, who is normally quite successful with houseplants (unlike me!) but she has no idea what it is so doesn't know what might help it thrive.

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  • amancalledgeorgeamancalledgeorge South LondonPosts: 2,302
    I wonder if it's an Epiphyllum oxypetalum the leaves and stem look right for it. But haven't grown any...so let's see if anyone else thinks so!
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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,454
    I think you have it @amancalledgeorge … We have one we were given a few years ago, it’s not flowered yet but looks like a larger leafier version of the one in the photo … we are waiting for it to flower … but not holding our breath 😊 
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  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,641
    edited August 2021
    I admire you patience. 
    If someone gave it to me, it'd be in the compost bin.
    In the words of William Morris:
    " Have nothing in your house which you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful "
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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,800
    She's pretty much at that stage, @Hostafan1! However, I have sent her details of the plant - thanks @amancalledgeorge and @Dovefromabove - so she might prefer to see it as a challenge now she knows what she's dealing with. Cheers 🙂
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    - Cicero
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,454
    Ours is beautiful … it is green and elegant and gets more so as it grows. One day it’ll reward us with beautiful flowers and perfume. I’d have thought you’d appreciate a ‘Queen of the Night’ @Hostafan1 😉 


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  • msqingxiaomsqingxiao North LondonPosts: 275
    Oh wow, first time seeing this plant here in the UK! Back in my hometown (in China) we had a lot of this plant which is suitable for the warm and shady climate there. The flowers are usually picked by my parents on the same night when they bloom, to be made into a soup or stir fry. They have a slimey texture so probably not for everyone's taste but I absolute love (to eat) them!
  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,800
    It would be great to see some photos as inspiration, @Dovefromabove
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
  • Oh, Hosta, I AM useful,honest!!
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 77,454
    edited September 2021


    Here she is @LG_

    ’Queen of the Night’ 
    Epiphyllum oxypetalum

    The plan is to make a moss pole for it  … when we get a round tuit 😉 
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  • LG_LG_ gardens in SE LondonPosts: 3,800
    Thanks, yes, that looks a much happier plant than my sister's one! It sounds as though a moss pole would be ideal - I suspect she's been expecting it to become bushy rather than embracing its height.
    'If you have a garden and a library, you have everything you need.'
    - Cicero
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