Blue Heron in flight

Monday, October 14, 2019

Cereus business

The marvelous hylocereus undatus flowers continue to put on a spectacular show underneath our jelly palm.

Many years ago we stuck small branches of the epiphyte into the crooks of the palm. They took off.

There have been so many of the foot wide flowers this year it has been unbelievable.

The fruit of the jelly or pindo palm, the butia capitata from Brazil, is one of the scrumptious delicacies of our garden.

Sweet and slightly astringent. Have to fight the bees for them sometimes, they love it too, in fact the tree often has a slight hum!


Jerry Hall said...

Would love to get a cutting from that epithelium. I have a dragon fruit cutting that I can trade.

Ken Seals said...

Fascinating. You are a wealth of plant world info.