Thanks to a lady who reads my blog, I learned the name of the plant. Then I read instructions on several web sites: Wikipedia, (1) How to…, and (2) How to…. From Tips for growing night-blooming Cereus, I read about “well-drained soil.” In the pictures, note that it was sitting in water (no drainage). Hopefully my novice approach gives the plant resurrection life.
Instructions said to let the plant “trail” but I elected to add support for the very frail, brittle spine.
I waited patiently hoping to get a picture of the Gecko with his red balloon puffed-up neck. He was making overtures toward the Cereus but I failed to capture the image. Below: A picture from the Internet.