Epiphyllums forum: I take hot shower is the hot climate ok for Epiphyllum?

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Name: Alisa
Gresham, Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon
Purplebloomcactus
Apr 6, 2016 2:11 AM CST
My master bathroom has a large window and I hope with the hot climate I was hoping for a bloom this year! Right now it's just has new growth only! Sighing!
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Apr 6, 2016 10:05 AM CST
Fingers crossed Alisa. Hope you get a bloom. Always nice to see a pic of the plant.
Name: Linda
Pawleys Island, SC (Zone 8b)
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Ibartoo
Apr 8, 2016 8:22 PM CST
All mine live outdoors from mid-March/early April until late November/December. From June- October, my climate is very hot and humid. My epies thrive in this climate. If you want them to bloom , make sure they are rootbound. Some of my epies are very large, but have yet to fill the pots with roots. Hope yours blooms this year though.
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Name: Karen
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plantmanager
Apr 8, 2016 8:26 PM CST
I don't have any right now, but in the past I've had them bloom in my bathroom with bright light and high humidity. Good luck!
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Name: Alisa
Gresham, Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon
Purplebloomcactus
Apr 10, 2016 5:54 PM CST
Crossing Fingers! Hi Here is my first Epiphyllum. It's 7 years old and only bloomed once for me! Indoors 2 years ago. I heard putting it outside in the summers was good for the plant. Not in the Pacific Northwest!! The plant got over heated and leaf burn! it wasn't in the sun! So, I am growing indoors again! I have some new growth and healthy! I hope someday blooms?
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana,Ca. (Zone 10b)
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ctcarol
Apr 10, 2016 7:09 PM CST
I would agree with the outside for the summer. Mine can live outdoors year round here, and it does get hot. In dappled shade it should be fine. They do need some sun and to be somewhat root bound to bloom, with a dry dormant period in winter. Yours looks a bit over potted.
Name: tarev
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tarev
Apr 10, 2016 7:25 PM CST
Agree with Carol. nodding At times in summer, to help the plant endure the conditions, got to give it some shade in the hottest part of the day and step up watering early part of the day. In my area, I do not get any blooms in summer, just too hot and dry, but they get shade from the city trees. I get the buds and some blooms during early to mid Spring, when temps are just in a cool comfortable zone 65F to 80F. Once it reaches 90's and higher here, since it is just so dry, it will not make any blooms. So it is wait for next Spring season for me.
Name: Alisa
Gresham, Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon
Purplebloomcactus
Apr 10, 2016 7:35 PM CST
Thank You! I will repot tomorrow! It just started with new growth. I didn't expect it to grow fast this year. Thumbs up
Name: Mike
Mountain View, Hawaii
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microb
Apr 10, 2016 8:06 PM CST
Hi Alisa, I agree with Carol and Tarev, When the weather warms up a bit I would put them outside in morning sun. I would think summers in Oregon would be good for the Epis. According to Google, Gresham weather does not look too extreme. East facing shaded area would get morning sun and avoid those cold rainy days. I water mine in the greenhouse once a week but we do get high humidity which helps.
Name: Alisa
Gresham, Oregon (Zone 8a)
Region: Oregon
Purplebloomcactus
Apr 17, 2016 1:27 AM CST
I live 500 ft above elevation of Gresham on a hillside. I am facing east towards Mount Hood. ( if you new the area) I have to wait almost 2 or 3 weeks longer for summer's warm weather! I grow indoors all year! I get the morning sun in the back yard. Then evening shade! Very hard conditions! Will try I May to put outside and watch carefully for stress! Sad Thank You! Sighing!

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