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Common Name: Plant Family: Cactaceae Plant Type: Tender Succulent
An epiphytic cactus, living on trees in tropical rainforests. Large powerfully night-scented flowers appear on mature plants, each lasting only 24 hours.
In the wild Epiphyllums grow on the trunks and branches of other plants. They naturally have a rather floppy habit and either need tying in to a support such as a moss pole or you can grow them in a large pot or hanging basket so they can trail over the edge. They like a very free draining compost so either buy a specialist cactus compost or mix your own with 1 part peat free compost and 1 part grit or Pearlite.
Water sparingly do not allow the compost to become too wet. In summer feed every two weeks with cactus fertiliser or half strength Tomato fertiliser to encourage flower formation.
They like bright light and humidity but position away from hot sun. These plants would normally be partially shaded by the plants they grow on so don't want to be subjected to very hot sun in summer.
POT SIZE/QUANTITY: 9 cmSeason of Interest: All year roundSun or Shade: Part ShadeHeight: low (up to 3 feet)Minimum temperature: very tender - minimum plus 10 to 15 deg. C.Position/Situation: Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoorsScent: Scented FlowersSuggested Use: HouseplantFlower Colour: WhiteLeaf Colour: GreenHabit/Shape: TrailingEvergreen: YesSoil Type: Cactus Compost
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