That are indeed really beautiful flowers! 17 years is a long way to wait for this awesome appearance.
Peter, you have to be very patient. Congrats!
It seems that the blossoms only appear on branches with a dried tip. Is it so?
So there is the question, do it flower better, if the branches will be cut at the end.
I do practice this with Selenicereus grandiflorus
. Every spring before it begins to grow I cut all tips. The result is a sap congestion into the branches and therefore it produces more and more willingly its buds and flowers. If this works with Selenicereus
, why not with Peniocereus
Only when the last tree has died, the last river has been poisoned and the last fish has been caught will we realize that we cannot eat money.
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