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Questions About Epiphyllum Plants

Asked by
Anonymous on
May 5, 2012

Q. Looking for a Plant

My grandmother was president of the Los Angeles garden club and had acres of roses and irises. She also had a shade garden covered in ‘lath’. There were hanging baskets full of ‘epiphyllums’–succulent type with a beautiful flower, blooming only once a year. This was a big deal for all of us. I cannot find these plants anywhere. Could you please help me with this?

Answered by
roseman on
May 5, 2012
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Hello and thank you for your question. Beautiful they are! I found a neat listing of plants available here>> http://www.cactus-mall.com/epiphyllum.html . You might want to call local nurseries and garden centers in your area too and see if they have any. Some have them in their "distribution" greenhouses and for some reason do not have them in their retail sales greenhouse areas. I have found this to be the case in my area. If a customer asks for them, they will bring several varieties over to choose from. But only if you ask for them.

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Asked by
bighotblond on
April 23, 2015
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Q. How to get my queen of the night cactus plant to bloom

How to get my Queen of the Night cactus plant (epipyhlum oxypetalum) to bloom? I had the Queen of the Night cactus plant for 10 years and I cannot get it to bloom. What are the secrets to make it to bloom? I put it outside in the summer months and I bring it in in the fall. I fertilize it in the summer time once a month with a 15-30-15 fertilizer and in the winter time I keep it on the cool and dry side in a room under 60 degrees. What else should I do to make it bloom?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 24, 2015
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Asked by
Anonymous on
November 19, 2016

Q. transferring Epiphyte from a tree to another

I have some beautiful epiphyte plants and we are about to renovate in a few months, so the trees which they are attached to will be removed. I wanted to relocate these plants to other trees we are keeping. How do I remove them? Do I cut them in a certain way, etc.?

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 19, 2016
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Asked by
Anonymous on
April 20, 2017

Q. Epiphyllum plant

My epiphyllum plant is turning red on the edges. And new growth is coming out dark red.
Is this normal or am I doing something wrong?
Thank you, Brenda

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
April 20, 2017
Certified Expert
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Too much sun can cause the tips to turn red.
A mature plant can likely handle the amount of sunshine but a younger plant cannot.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/epiphyllum/epiphyllum-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
anitaharrison13 on
May 19, 2017
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Q. Curly locks plant

I have had a curly locks plant for about a month now. The edges of the plant are turning black. I\\\’m not sure if I\\\’m overwatering or if the lighting is not right.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
May 21, 2017
Certified Expert
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A Curly Locks Orchid Cactus does have some specifics in care and may show signs of stress if these needs are not met.

You may also want to use distilled water for your plant.

Here is a link with more information.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/epiphyllum/how-to-grow-curly-locks-cactus.htm

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Asked by
Debbie G on
May 24, 2017
Gray LA 70359

Q. Epiphyllum

My epiphyllum is in a small pot on covered screen enclosed patio. I am getting ready to transfer to a hanging pot. However I came home after 3 days away & something has apparently been eating it. There are wholes in the leaf and also chunks out of the side of the leaves. Have looked and can’t find anything that could be eating it. What should I do?

Answered by
DLarum on
May 25, 2017
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You can make a homemade pest repellent with 1 part dawn dish soap, 1 part mouth wash and 4 parts water. Spray this on all the foliage but keep it out of direct sunlight for 24hrs.

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Asked by
bym on
September 19, 2017

Q. Dividing and repotting

Best way to divide and re-pot a very overgrown epiphyllum?

Answered by
BushDoctor on
September 20, 2017
Certified Expert
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These guys are VERY forgiving of their environment. You can ,literally, take any piece of the cactus, and root it into its very own plant. Most of the time this can be achieved without hormone. A mixture of honey, water, and and aspirin tab will be your best bet with rooting hormone.

Here is an article for further care on the cactus:https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/epiphyllum/epiphyllum-plant-care.htm

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