I acquired this plant from a small collection some fifteen years ago. It has repeatedly flowered for us producing these lovely 10 inch (25cm) nocturnal flowers which are sweetly scented. Since planting it out it has produced even larger numbers of flowers. I am not absolutely sure which genus it belongs to. I have tentitively identified it as Harrisa guelichii, however it is much more erect than the other Harrisias I know such as H.martinii or H.bonplandii not needing support until over 6 foot (2m) in height. The stems are mostly 3 or sometimes 4 angled, about 1 inch (3cm) in diameter and they have only very short spines. It usually sets seed pods which are persitant but unlike the other Harrisias I mentioned these remain green.


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