This named collection is made up of selected clone varieties. They will wow you in shade and the only time they take up will be that of admiration.
Epiphyllum are also known as Orchid Cactus and they have large flowers in bright colour combinations. The flowers are flared trumpets in single and double layers of petals.
The leaves are flat and fleshy, long and glossy. They are interspersed with deep lobes. The flowers open along the leaves around October/November and from then will bring months of colour. It is a good idea to add some liquid fertiliser fortnightly when they are in flower.
Orchid Cactus grow well in hanging baskets and pots. They like a bright light position, so patios are perfect. They can even be grown indoors by a window or in artificial light.
Orchid Cactus are endemic to the rainforests of South America and the West Indes.
The roots of Orchid Cactus are shallow, they are epiphytic in nature. They are easily damaged so care should be taken when planting.
Epiphyllum x hybrida
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical