The Main Plant entry for Epiphyllum

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10b +1.7 °C (35 °F) to +4.4 °C (40 °F)
Leaves: Other: Leafless
Flowers: Showy
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Other: Cure stem segment until callused (10+ days). After potting, withhold water for two weeks.
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic

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Location: Red Butte Garden, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2023-03-10
Location: Red Butte Garden, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2023-03-10
Location: Red Butte Garden, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah, United States
Date: 2023-03-10
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Location: La Plata, Argentina
Date: 2011-02-05
This is a ripe seed pod of epiphyllum. It is reddish now. Ready t
Location: La Plata, Argentina
Date: 2015-11-29
Epiphyllum Editha Paetz
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-05-19
Location: Vander Veer Botanical Park - Davenport, Iowa
Date: 7-6-08
Location: Kalama, Wa.
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Location: Los Angeles Arboretum, Arcadia, California
Date: 2014-05-18
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2015-12-04
Location: Atlanta  USA
Date: summer 2022
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-07-19
'Sonoma Sunshine'
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2015-07-01
Location: New Zealand
Date: 2015-12-04
Location: La Plata, Argentina
Date: 2011-02-05
This seed pod is not ripe yet. It is still too green
Location: Lucketts, Loudoun County, Virginia
Date: 2015-06-13
Bud hours before opening.  Note that bud develops from leaf edge.

Date: 2014-08-06

Date: 2015-10-28
Location: JBsPlants at Roblyn Farm, New Jersey
Date: 2016-04-14
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Location: JBsPlants at Roblyn Farm, New Jersey
Date: 2016-04-14
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Location: In my collection. Poland.
Date: 2017-07-29
Location: Plano, TX
Date: 2013-06-10
Two Noid \"Heirloom\" plants
Location: La Plata, Argentina
Date: 2011-02-05
Location: Atlanta  USA
Date: 2019-04-06
leaves, several on upper plant have sprouted offspring
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-07-23
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Date: 2012-05-22
Epiphyllum plant
Location: Apple Valley, CA
Date: 2012-05-22
Epiphyllum
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-05-19
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-05-19
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-05-19
Location: Fountain, Florida
Date: 2013-04-28

Date: 2013-06-08
Snail damage and bronzed leaves from prolonged cold snap over win

Date: 2013-06-08
Shiney new growth
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-07-26
'Truly Yours'
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Comments:
  • Posted by sallyg (central Maryland - Zone 7b) on Nov 13, 2022 7:59 AM concerning plant:
    Some care, summarized from RHS website:
    During the growing season, keep above 60F, bright filtered light, strong sun may cause sunburn. Keep moist, likes humidity, fertilize gently. In late fall/winter, a cooler period but above 50F, and less water. keeping the soil just damp, should encourage budding. If repotting, use a well draining mix and do so after blooming, during the growing season.

    Personal comments- Amazing blooms, I think one may want to propagate stems (summer) and get a lot of stems per pot to try and get more blooms. The stems(?) can be long, gangly, some spineless but other may have a few tiny spines to watch out for. I have some bloom each year using above care, though I don't fertilize regularly.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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