PlantsEpiphyllum→Ric-Rac Cactus (Epiphyllum anguliger)

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Botanical names:
Epiphyllum anguliger Accepted
Epiphyllum darrahii Synonym
Phyllocactus anguliger Synonym
Phyllocactus darrahii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Full Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Plant Height: 6 feet or more
Plant Spread: unlimited
Leaves: Evergreen
Other: Leafless
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: flowers are white or cream, often with darker sepals
Flower Time: Summer
Late summer or early fall
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Start indoors
Can handle transplanting
Other info: Expect to wait 5-7 years if grown from seed before seeing blooms
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Leaf
Other: Cure stem segment until callused (10+ days). After potting, withhold water for two weeks.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Location: Oceanside, California Date: 2020-10-09My backyard first time blooming
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Location: Oceanside, California Date: 2020-01-19
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Location: Oceanside, California Date: 2020-10-09My backyard first time blooming
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Date: 2012-08-31
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Location: HomeDate: 2011-11-10rooted cutting
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Location: Gent, BelgiumDate: 2007-12-26Grown from a cutting send to me from Brazil.
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Posted by SongofJoy (Clarksville, TN - Zone 6b) on Nov 13, 2011 5:44 AM

Easy to root and grow from stem cuttings. Sometimes confused with Selenicereus anthonyanus. At bloom time the difference in bloom color easily distinguishes one from the other. E. anguiliger blooms are white or cream and S. anthonyanus blooms are purple.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Epiphyllum anguliger by johansteen89 Sep 2, 2019 7:06 AM 1
Is it just me? EA Hoyas by brightorchid Nov 3, 2019 10:49 PM 64
can anyone identify this cactus for me? by Saulusgardennut Aug 17, 2019 5:25 AM 3
Please Id by BeKind May 19, 2019 9:21 PM 1
id by Aj122 May 18, 2019 10:29 AM 3
2019 Blooms by Hillsepicacti Jan 8, 2020 11:26 PM 201
Fishbone and Rick Rack Cactus ID by schrecka Jul 18, 2019 7:41 AM 7
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero May 9, 2021 7:23 AM 9,978
Plant ID by BeKind Sep 21, 2017 2:30 PM 8
Starting new collection of Epiphyllum Orchid Cactus by JB Apr 16, 2018 1:48 PM 15

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