Night blooming plants can lend excitement and variety to gardens. Wevonneda Minis Facebook Sunday, August 5th, 2012 Text size: A A A Tweet Back To Story This night-blooming cereus can take a few years to bloom. Once it does, it flowers off and on over the summer. Its blooms open when itís dark, close just before morning light, then die. This photo shows one belonging to Dee B. Norton of West Ashley.