Several night-blooming cereus plants have either died back, been damaged or are dead, while a vast majority of the plants’ buds have entered a stall phase or are moving from a fuzz stage to a stall stage at Tohono Chul Park.
Curator of plants Russ Buhrow expects “continued bud formation up through the first week of June. At the moment, no major blooming is evident.”
During the Bloom Night at the northwest park, visitors can win a night-blooming cereus of their own in a raffle, learn about the plants or purchase a night-bloomer, as well as tour the park at night to see a plant that blooms its flowers one night each year.
Information for the Bloom Night comes with very short notice, so sign up for updates by visiting www.tohonochulpark.org.