Epiphyllums forum: Orchid cactus

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Jun 18, 2017 8:00 PM CST
I have an orchid cactus that has always had bright pink flowers.this plant is about six years old. It has bloomed for the last three years. This year it had three separate bloomings, first blooming was several pink flowers, then I got 2 peach or salmon colored blooms. I then got a red bloom that resembled a hibiscus flower. I have pics of blooms for comparison. Does anyone know why this occurred?
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Jun 18, 2017 8:42 PM CST

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All three varieties in one pot would be my guess, the two newest finally mature enough to bloom.
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Jun 18, 2017 8:46 PM CST
That would be my guess too. No one plant would have such different blooms. I'm assuming they don't graft epi's.
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Jun 18, 2017 8:54 PM CST
I don't think even grafted plants would produce three different flowers. Mine do change a bit from year to year due to weather, but not that much.
Jun 19, 2017 7:24 AM CST
Thanks for responses. This plant is on inclosed porch and temperature has been inconsistent this year. I thought that might be the reason. But, three separate plants sounds reasonable. Just wondering if it would take 5 years for them to mature.

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