Epiphyllum 'Red'

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Varietal name unknown, this vigorous plant has prickly stems for an Epiphyllum, and has the ability to produce huge deep red flowers on small plants. 

Common Name: Orchid Cactus
Plant Family: Cactaceae
Plant Type: Tender Succulent
POT SIZE/QUANTITY
9 cm
Season of Interest
All year round
Sun or Shade
Part Shade
Height
low (up to 3 feet)
Minimum temperature
Frost tender (plus 1 to 5 deg. C.)
Position/Situation
Heated Conservatory, greenhouse or indoors
Suggested Use
Houseplant
Flower Colour
Red
Leaf Colour
Green
Habit/Shape
Trailing
Evergreen
Yes
Soil Type
Cactus Compost
Epiphyllum & other epiphytic cacti

In the wild Epiphyllums and Selenicereus 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 Sizes

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 7 to 9cm (approx. 0.5 litre)  or 1 litre pots
  • Hardy Perennials, Ferns and Grasses: 1 litre (approx. 12cm diameter)
  • Hardy Shrubs and Climbers: 1.5 or 2 litre 

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.

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Delivery Info

Minimum order value £10

Region Order Value Carriage Charge Carrier Service Estimated Delivery from placing your order
         
UK (excluding N. Ireland) Light weight small parcel up to 2 kg (up to 5 plants in 9 cm pots) £6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
UK Mainland Orders over 2 kg £7.50 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked) Up to 17 days
Seeds & Cuttings only All orders £2 Royal Mail 1st Class Within 1 week

Local Delivery: Postcodes IP1 to IP8 & CO10

Orders over £35 FREE Our vehicles Within 1 week

Collect from Nursery (IP7 6LZ)

All orders FREE  

1-3 days (we will contact you)

Scottish Highlands
& Isle of Wight

Orders over 2 kg 

£6 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

Scottish Offshore Islands

Orders over 2 kg

£7.5 Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)

Up to 18 days

 

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Royal Mail 1-2 Days (tracked)