Maybe the plant is in survival mode, but last night, it put on a show like we'd never seen before.
Steve has a theory that the cereus bloom during the full moon. The full moon was actually the day before the big show. When they were fully opened around 9 PM, most of the blossoms were facing the rising moon in the east.
By this morning, the show was over, and the gorgeous blossoms were wilting. What a wonderful world.
Our night blooming cereus keeps blooming all summer, one or two blossoms at a time. Last year there was another big bloom in August. We'll pay attention to whether it is during the full moon.