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?
This could be a caterpillar that has dined on your plant.
You can treat your plant with Neem Oil, but the caterpillar may have moved on.
anything online to help me with this. Hope you can. What can I do with the Epi which blooms pink whose leaves have turned crimson? Cannot upload photo as computer is too old.
The color change is likely due to stress and or too much sunlight.
I have a very large plant that I have repotted several times to a larger pot, but now I want it to get no bigger than it is now. Should I divide it? I would think that would work best, but don't want to kill the plant.... The other choice would be to restart some of the leaves, but then it would take forever to bloom again.... What do you suggest??
I think that you are spot on. Dividing would be the best way to deal with this. You can even give away the divisions to other, to share the plant. Here is an article on the care of these: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/fishbone-cactus/orchid-cactus-care.htm
Most of my epi's leaves are turning black.
This is usually a sign of being overwatered, and infection starting in on the plant. These will do best in a light soil mix like you would for orchids, or cacti, but with a little compost mixed in. Most potting soils will be far to heavy for these plants on their own, so it must be amended with something to lighten it up a little.
It will be best to cut off any infected portions of the plant and mix up a solution of 1/4 peroxide to 3/4 water and water this in once. Make sure that the top two inches of soil are almost completely dry before watering this again.
This article will help with the care of these plants: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/epiphyllum/epiphyllum-plant-care.htm
3 years old and no blooms but looked healthy up till last month... maybe overwatering by Plant Sitter while away this summer..? But should hv recovered....please help..!
This is Epiphyllum oxypetalum
They are epyphytic, and will not tolerate overly wet root zones. It is likely that the problem comes from overwatering.
It will not resolve itself, however. This is likely the start of an infection. Treating with a fungicide will be the best option. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/info/using-fungicides-in-garden.htm
Hi, I have a very old Epiphyllum in a hanging pot, it must be more than 20 years old. I have only had it for about 2 years. my question is do I cut it back cause there is lots of brown bits but also lots of green parts? it still has lots of flowers since I have had it. kind regards Sue
Yes, it wouldn't hurt to repot it; that will provide some much needed nourishment.
I have 4 plants 6" in a 6" pot.
Ideally, these should remain one to a container, to avoid competition for root space.