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Epiphyllum 'Red'

Common Name: Orchid Cactus

Plant Family: Cactaceae

Epiphyllum  'Red'
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Price:  £6.50

Availability:  

  

This item will be available to order from 01/07/2021

Hardiness/minimum temperature:  very tender - minimum plus 10 to 15 deg. C.
Position/ Situation:  Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Sun/ Shade:  Part Shade
Suggested Use:  Houseplant
Season of Interest:  All year round
Scent:  Scented Flowers
Flower Colour:  Red
Leaf Colour:  Green
Height:  low (up to 3 feet)
Habit/Shape:  Trailing
Evergreen:  Yes
Soil Type:  Cactus Compost


Varietal name unknown. This vigorous plant produces deep red flowers on spiny trailing stems. 

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. 


Mainland UK  £8.50-£10 Local delivery Postcodes IP1-IP8 & CO10 (minimum order value applies please click here for details) FREE
Seeds & cuttings only  £2 Collect from our Nursery (Elmsett, Suffolk, IP7 6LZ) FREE
Scottish Highlands & offshore Islands From £10    

 

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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);

  • Exotics/Conservatory & House Plants, Succulents: mostly as young plants in 9cm or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx 12cm diameter)
  • Herbs: 9cm
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 
  • Potted Bulbs: variable- please see "Size/Qty" on product information page 
  • Dormant Bulbs, Tubers and Bare-root perennials come either bagged or wrapped without a pot

The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall