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Epiphyllum (orchid cacti)

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Karen, May 25, 2009.

  1. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    I grow a few of these for the flowers, 7 inches across!
    They are in full sun, dirt, and clay pots & get watered if I remember.
    Temperatures from 29 to 100 degrees.
    The flowers last 1-2 days, but plants can have 5 flowers.
    E. Venetian affair and E. Impossible dream.
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  2. Orchidbyte

    Orchidbyte Active Member

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    I love Epiphyllums, I have about 20 different types and they are just starting to flower.
     
  3. Mary Jane

    Mary Jane New Member

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    They are great flowers.
     
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    Dang Karen, I let a few of these die as they were space hogs. If I'd have only known.....
     
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    Purty and well done!!!!! Love the colors in the second one big time.
     
  6. Brant

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    Very nice... the colors are very electric esp # 2 .

    how many do you have ?
     
  7. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Hi Brant, I have 5 of them, all different colors.
     
  8. Brant

    Brant dazed

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    KOOL !!
    are the others blooming as well ?
    i'd like to see them also .
     
  9. Ann

    Ann Beadin' fool

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    Thanks, Karen. Another "got to have"! :rolleyes: I hope we see pics of the others, too. Those are just absolutely beautiful!
     
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    Lovely! I have about a dozen different varieties myself. I guess I should get the camera out and take a few pictures!
     
  11. Karen

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    Nikv, yes, please!
    Brant, will post more, when the rest open!
    Glad you like them!
     
  12. Marni

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    The colors on #2 are vibrant. Very nice.
     
  13. Jean

    Jean whatever

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    I love them! I also have several and hoping my Zig-Zag or Ric-Rac one will bloom this year.
     
  14. nikv

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    Hi!

    A couple of my Epiphyllums have bloomed recently and I even managed to snap a few photos! First up, this one is Padre, an old hybrid that should be in everyone's collection:

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    And this one is Mystic Mood. I've had this one for almost twenty years and it remains one of my favorites:

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    This one is Jolly Roger. The flower is just beginning to open. I'll take more photos of it when it is fully open.

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    My specimen-sized plant of Vista Sun had about 10 flowers all open at once. To bad I didn't take a picture of it before it faded. :(

    I'll post more photos as I have them.

    Best Regards,
    Nik
     
  15. Karen

    Karen Species nut

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    Those are nice, Nik!
     
  16. Brant

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    Padre & Mystic Mood are awesome, i will be waiting at the mailbox :)
    J.Roger is gonna be a beaut once open.

    thnx for adding to the thread Nik, they are great
     
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    Hi!

    As promised, here is a photo of a fully-open Jolly Roger:

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    And I managed to find an open flower of Vista Sun:

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    Best Regards,
    Nik
     
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    I love that Jolly Roger, Nik. Thanks for the photos.
     
  19. Brant

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    JRoger & Vista Sun both garner WOW's !!!