My Night Blooming Cereus bloomed last night. It starts as a red stalk off a leaf and it just hangs there for a couple weeks. It fattens a bit, and then all of a sudden it swells up and starts to open. It lasts one night only, and opens to a huge alien looking flower between sunset and midnight. By morning it is spent and hanging limp. In the center of the flower is the alien part. It looks like the jaws from Alien with hundreds of little alien critters behind it ready to jump out.