This named collection is made up of selected clone varieties.
Epiphyllum are also known as Orchid Cactus and they have large flowers in bright colour combinations that bloom up to 23cm! 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 from October/November and will bring months of colour.
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 well lit window.
Orchid Cactus are endemic to the rainforests of South America and the West Indes.
The roots of Orchid Cactus are shallow, they are an Epiphytic cactus in nature. They are easily damaged so care should be taken when planting. Add some liquid fertilise fortnightly when they are in flower.
Epiphyllum x hybrida
Summer to Autumn
Cool to Sub-Tropical