Plant ID forum: Is this a Hooker's Orchid Cactus?

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
May 18, 2014 8:04 AM CST
Some time ago I got two Orchid Cactus from a friend in the south. The tags got mixed I think and now I need to know for sure. Which is which? Hooker and Vanilla Sunset? Those are the only two I have and I know nothing about either of them other than they bloom and the bloom on the first one is as big as a dessert plate.
I would like to have them accurate on my list if possible.



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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
May 18, 2014 8:13 AM CST
No, it isn't, JB. This is Hooker's ...
Hooker's Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum hookeri)
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Name: Tara
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terrafirma
May 18, 2014 8:14 AM CST
If I'm not mistaken, which I could be, the Epiphyllum Hookeri is a white flower, very narrow petals. I'm not sure which one this is, but I don't think it's the Hookeri. Sure is pretty though!
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terrafirma
May 18, 2014 8:15 AM CST
Oops...Cross posted, Tee... *Blush*
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
May 18, 2014 8:17 AM CST
I am sure the white one is definitely Hooker...the other one I was told was Vanilla Sunset, but I want to confirm it on this site. Does anyone know for sure?
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
May 18, 2014 8:25 AM CST
http://mattslandscape.com/detail/?plant_name=Vanilla%20Sunse...

What do you think? Sure looks like it could be. My eye is not that sharp and I do need someone who can see better than I can with only one eye.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
May 18, 2014 8:32 AM CST
Possibly. I've never grown that one so I can't say for certain. Hopefully someone else can.
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terrafirma
May 18, 2014 8:46 AM CST
My eyes say that if it isn't, then it's a great copy! Sure looks like it to me.
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flaflwrgrl
May 18, 2014 9:03 AM CST
My eyes say that's a match too JB. Thumbs up
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plantladylin
May 18, 2014 10:27 AM CST
The white one is definitely E. hookeri and flower color can be a bit variable but I do believe that beauty of yours is E. 'Vanilla Sunset'. I found this photo when googling, photo was taken at San Diego Epiphyllum Society Show 2010: https://www.flickr.com/photos/12205793@N04/5175645650/in/set...

Here's another picture I found: http://epicactus.blogspot.com/2012/05/south-bay-epiphyllum-s...
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May 19, 2014 12:50 AM CST

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Looks like you got them both IDed correctly!! Hurray!
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