Views: 1424, Replies: 18 » Jump to the end
Name: Sandi Mynatt
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
Persona Ridiculosa
Image
slmynatt
Jul 27, 2012 10:23 AM CST
Is this the right forum to ask questions about Epiphyllums? I have night blooming varieties and this year have started cuttings of about 30 different named day bloomers in all colors. Does anyone else have these vividly colored hybrids?
Always remember: green side up... root side down.
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Cinta
Jul 27, 2012 11:22 AM CST
I have three. I do not have names for two. They were sent to me as trades.

The first one I rooted took 3 years to bloom. I finally went on a Epi forum and everyone was talking about a beer fertilizer they were using and I tried it and have had lots of blooms since and it seems to be a miracle juice for my epi.

The one I have that is named is China Lake
Thumb of 2012-07-27/Cinta/d7c187

These are my two noids
Thumb of 2012-07-27/Cinta/751a21
Thumb of 2012-07-27/Cinta/68854e
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Jul 27, 2012 12:18 PM CST
Oh I would love one that top color (China Lake), how stunning!!
And beer huh? Shrug! who knew?
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Cinta
Jul 27, 2012 3:11 PM CST
Yep beer Rolling on the floor laughing

This is the recipe.

One 12 to 16 oz can of malt type beer. (a dark beer)
1/2 cup of non-sudsing clear household ammonia
1 cup Epsom salts
1/2 cup Molasses (Un-Sulphured, Black Strap Molasses)
4 scoops Schultz Expert Bloom-Plus 10-60-10 water soluble plant food, with chelated Iron, Manganese & Zinc.
1 cup of Miracle_Gro Quick Start w/ Vitamin B1 4-12-4,
2 cups of tap water

Store in a plastic jug, no need to keep cold. Store at room temp.
Use as follows:
During growing season add 1 Tablespoon per gallon of water.
Dormant season add 1 teaspoon per gallon of water.
Name: Sandi Mynatt
Jacksonville, FL (Zone 9a)
Persona Ridiculosa
Image
slmynatt
Jul 27, 2012 4:22 PM CST
Thanks for the recipe Cinta! China Lake is on my "Dream" list to get someday. It is just beautiful!!!

I also have a night bloomer that looks a lot like the white one you showed. It is very old, more than 20 years. this year it had 18 blooms on it in one night. I am guessing my new cuttings of all different colors will take 3 years to get to blooming. Oh well, it gives me one more thing to live for!
Always remember: green side up... root side down.
Name: Kristi
east Texas pineywoods (Zone 8a)
Garden Ideas: Level 2
Image
pod
Jul 29, 2012 5:11 AM CST
I only have one. It has the old fashioned white bloom. These are so pretty but I find the plants become too huge to overwinter for me.

Cinta ~ do you find the colored Epiphyllums to be as fragrant?

The fragrance is my favorite part ~ when they open at night the fragrance drifts throughout the yard and smells so wonderful. Kristi
Thumb of 2012-07-29/pod/8cadc3
Pennsylvania (Zone 6b)
Garden Ideas: Level 1
Image
Cinta
Jul 29, 2012 10:11 AM CST
Pod no I do no find the colored ones fragrant at all. My white is very fragrant and the color ones I do not detect much fragrance. The color ones do stay open longer. The red stays open for a couple of days and the same for the yellow.

So your trade is fragrance or longer bloom.

I agree they are hard to winter I have found it easier to purchase the hanging pots and I have found a good area to hang it to winter indoors.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Aug 2, 2012 2:55 PM CST

Plants Admin

I have a couple of noid's, love them! Such stunning blooms from an ugly plant! Mine stay out year round against the house on shelves.
Here's a favorite:

Thumb of 2012-08-02/Calif_Sue/58c778 Thumb of 2012-08-02/Calif_Sue/7c5db5

Below is Epiphyllum 'Teki'
Thumb of 2012-08-02/Calif_Sue/868b7d

and I can't find my other images on my hard drive right now but here are the ATP links to them:



My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
Plumerias Photo Contest Winner: 2015 Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Ideas: Master Level Plant Database Moderator
Forum moderator Region: Florida Cat Lover Garden Sages Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Image
Dutchlady1
Aug 2, 2012 3:01 PM CST
Just lovely!
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
Image
extranjera
Aug 2, 2012 9:04 PM CST
beautiful. I'm amazed they do so well in pots, I thought they needed something to climb.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Aug 3, 2012 12:48 AM CST

Plants Admin

I don't think I have ever seen a climbing one, I have only seen them in hanging pots.
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Jonna
Mérida, Yucatán, México (Zone 13a)
Garden Procrastinator The WITWIT Badge Region: Mexico I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Ponds Tropicals
Enjoys or suffers hot summers Plumerias Plays in the sandbox Dog Lover Cat Lover
Image
extranjera
Aug 3, 2012 9:22 AM CST
yes, you're right. I'm thinking of the climbing cactus that goes up trees and walls.
A day without sunshine is like, you know, night.
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
Image
JB
Aug 4, 2012 5:29 PM CST
These are beautiful. I have a very old one that you can see on my Cubits under the forum Orchid Cactus and it was a noid when I got it but I kept sending pictures to have it identified by other professionals who do that all the time and they gave my girl a name that I could use when selling her. I did not want to mislead anyone by saying she was what she was not....now I feel o.k. about telling people about her. She too is ugly but what beautiful blooms she has.

Hop on over and take a look.
http://cubits.org/JBsPlants/forums/

I may have her listed here on my list but the better pictures are on the Cubits forum.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Aug 4, 2012 5:47 PM CST

Plants Admin

Do you have a direct link to your pictures? That just took me to your Cubits main page.
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
Image
JB
Aug 5, 2012 9:04 AM CST
http://cubits.org/JBsPlants/thread/view/69666/ See if this works Sue. I am sorry I gave you the home page link.
Name: Suzanne/Sue
Sebastopol, CA (Zone 9a)
Sunset Zone 15
Region: California Plant Database Moderator Roses Irises Clematis Garden Photography
Cottage Gardener Keeper of Poultry Hummingbirder Bee Lover Butterflies Birds
Image
Calif_Sue
Aug 5, 2012 2:03 PM CST

Plants Admin

Ahh, I found the specific post with all your detailed photos of the one in question, thanks!
http://cubits.org/JBsPlants/thread/view_post/899458/
My gardening Blog!
Hand sewn wares and vintage finds in my Etsy store. Summer Song Cottage
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
Image
JB
Aug 5, 2012 3:25 PM CST
Sue I am so glad you found it. Please become a member of my cubits. I need more visitors, especially ones that can share information since we all have the same interests. I love learning new things and sharing what I have learned. Thank you for coming and please come back again.
Name: Pegi Putnam
Norwalk, Ca. zone 10b
Charter ATP Member Cat Lover Dog Lover Region: California Region: United States of America Plumerias
Container Gardener Garden Art Vegetable Grower
Image
Samigal
Aug 5, 2012 3:30 PM CST
Thumb of 2012-08-05/Samigal/56c378

This is my sister's epi, which at the time I had no idea what is was. Such a beautiful flower and she gave me a cutting and I notice I have little ones coming up. Hurray!
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
Image
JB
Aug 5, 2012 3:33 PM CST
Those blooms must be at least four or five inches across. Amazing the size of some of these blooms on these ugly plants. Smiling

« Garden.org Homepage
« Back to the top
« Forums List
« Cactus and Tender Succulents forum
You must first create a username and login before you can reply to this thread.

Today's site banner is by nativeplantlover and is called "Bumble Veronica Pink"