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do you have any idea with this amazing plant is. It has been in the family for over 20 years. It has lived for 15 years with very little light. when I received it and set out in direct light, not only did it grow, but it produced a beautiful flower. It roots great in soil. produces roots very quick. I find it simply amazing. Please help.

Hi Driselda,

Your plant is an Epiphyllum oxypetalum, sometimes called Queen of the Night or Night-blooming Cereus.

It is indeed an amazing plant as the flower is quite spectacular, although it only lasts for a single night. Some folks hold evening parties in anticipation of the flower opening up on a particular night.

Apparently, you have had success in caring for your Epiphyllum, so I won't include any care instructions here. However, I have written a detailed article on Epiphyllum care that I will email for free to you (or anyone else) who emails a request to me at I have also written an indoor plant care book in a PDF format that I can sell you if you contact me at my email address.

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