EPIPHYLLUM, Queen of the Night,
Moonflower cactus, Christ in the manger, she has many names, and most people go
their entire lives without ever seeing one blooming, or having the pleasure
of breathing in that intoxicating, sweet heavy nectar that fills the night air through
the neighborhood, drifting in the windows and teasing at your nose to go and take another
deep, long, breath of this magical scent. Truly the Queen of fragrant plants.
We offer nicely branched potted plants, not just rooted cuttings. A must-have for the Olfactory officinado.
WHAT IS AN EPIPHYTE? a plant that grows upon another plant (such as a tree) non-parasitically or sometimes upon some other object (such as a building or a telegraph wire), derives its moisture and nutrients from the air and rain and sometimes from debris accumulating around it, and is found in the temperate zone (as many mosses, liverworts, lichens and algae) and in the tropics (as many ferns, cacti, orchids, and bromeliads) — called also air plants."