Classifieds and Group Buys forum: Epiphyllum cuttings

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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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drdawg
May 3, 2017 10:35 AM CST
The Epiphyllum Oxypetalum is also called the "Orchid Cactus" and the "Queen of the Night". Their night-blooming flowers are so beautiful and so fragrant that people often have Queen of the Night parties just to enjoy the sight of their blooming. My plants bloom in late spring and through the summer and though the flowers (generally) open up in the evening hours, the flowers can remain open till around mid-morning. These plants are super-easy to grow and their cuttings are very easy to root. I grow these plants both in 6"-8" pots, sitting on a shelf or on a plant stand, but I grow most of mine in 10"-12" hanging baskets, allowing room for their pendent stems to drape over the basket.
Since you really need to root a minimum of three cuttings per pot or basket to achieve the best presentation, I suggest you purchase at least three. I send growing/rooting instructions with these plants. Cuttings are only $4.00, and will be a substantial 8-10" long.

I also have rooted plants, large and small.

If you have interest, send me a TM and include your location. PayPal is the quickest and easiest form of payment.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 4, 2017 8:57 AM CST
A second variety, and this is a very rare one that I have not found to be available anywhere on the web, is the Epi. Francisca. I only have a single "Mother" plant, and I can take a few cuttings, priced at $6.00 each. I also have two sizes of rooted plants, small ones that are 8"-14" and larger ones, 24"-36" long. The small plants are priced at $12 and the larger ones at $24.

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Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
Cat Lover Houseplants Region: New York
ivyplantsnyc
May 5, 2017 10:30 AM CST
Beautiful Epiphyllums. I have always loved them.
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 5, 2017 11:57 AM CST
The flowers and the fragrance are something special for sure, Ivy.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 5, 2017 12:26 PM CST
Is the E Francisca a day or night bloomer? It's really lovely.
Name: Ivy T
Manhattan, New York (Zone 6b)
Cat Lover Houseplants Region: New York
ivyplantsnyc
May 5, 2017 1:45 PM CST
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Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
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Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 5, 2017 4:26 PM CST
Basically, all the Epiphyllum that I am familiar with are so-called night bloomers. Mine have occasionally been rebels, blooming in the early morning, after the sun rises. The blooms fade during the morning hours. Here are a couple of photos of one of my hanging basket plants in bloom, and the flowers began to open after the sun rose. The photos were taken on November 3, 2016. Needless to say, though I state that they are late spring and summer bloomers, they can bloom later than that.

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drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 5, 2017 4:37 PM CST
Ok. Thanks. I have night bloomers but also have some day bloomers. Unfortunately the day bloomers are just emerging from the 'cuttings' stage. Patience is not one of my virtues.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 5, 2017 5:42 PM CST
You might not want to venture into orchids, @tx_flower_child Whistling
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
North Central TX (Zone 8a)
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tx_flower_child
May 7, 2017 12:13 PM CST
drdawg said:You might not want to venture into orchids, @tx_flower_child Whistling


You know me well, drdawg.
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 7, 2017 1:11 PM CST
To be a successful dentist, one must be a student of and have an understanding of psychology. Whistling
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.
Name: Darcy
Reno, NV (Zone 6b)
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djinnevada
May 12, 2017 11:00 AM CST
I got a package!!!! Hurray! Hurray! Hurray! Thank you !
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Tropical Plants & More
Orchids Greenhouse Vegetable Grower Ferns Region: United States of America Hummingbirder
Composter Bromeliad Master Gardener: Mississippi Cat Lover Tropicals Plumerias
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drdawg
May 12, 2017 12:43 PM CST
I tip my hat to you. I sent you a T-Mail, Darcy.
drdawg (Ken Ramsey) - Tropical Plants & More
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I don't have gray hair, I have wisdom-highlights. I must be very wise.

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