In the last four days the flower bud has tripled in length. If I remember correctly, it will grow another two to three inches in length before it blooms.
July 8 Near Midnight
July 9th Morning
You may recognize this plant from a painting I did last winter. It is an epiphyllum, and it is one strange plant. New leaves grow out of the sides of older leaves, it sends runners that grow up four or five feet from the plant, and once a year, if you are lucky, it blooms a beautiful flower. It takes weeks for the flower bud to mature, and then the flower is open for only one day. In the fifteen plus years that we have had this plant it has blossomed twice. Today I noticed a new bud and plan on documenting its progress. Check in to see how things are going.