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Q.Night-blooming Cereus Bud Growing From Tip Of “leaf”?

Zone New York, NY | cjj84 added on May 10, 2020 | Answered

Just curious… I’ve always seen pictures with the night blooming cereus flower growing from an indentation in the side of the leaf. But this time, the bud is growing from the tip of a very elongated leaf, like a ribbon. There’s another one starting the same way on another leaf tip. I’m wondering how often this happens, because as I said, I’ve never seen a picture of the flower growing from the tip of a leaf.

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Answered on May 13, 2020

Unfortunately, your photo did not come through. I cannot diagnose the issue.

Dragon fruit can fruit anywhere along a branching stem, including the tip.

The leaves will be the spines, technically. A flower should never grow at the tip of a thorn, however the tips of branches is common.

Here is an article that will help you with their care:


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