Epipyllum 'Alberta Nutsch'- A beautiful new hybrid, from Steve Super Gardens. large flowers of multiple colors. Inner petals have a light, almost white, lavender edge blending through lavender-pink and into a bright coral mid stripe. Outer petals are dark red, with lavender edges. The flowers absolutely glow!
Epiphyllum grow in trees in the forests of South America and prefer bright, filtered light and well drained, potting mix. They will grow in pots with stakes or supports but most do best in hanging baskets. One of the very best locations for Epis is hanging from the branches of a favorite garden tree in the summer. I Use a potting mix of equal parts of small orchid bark, perlite, leaf mold and charcoal. Water sparingly when first transplanted. As the plant matures, they will enjoy more moisture, letting the soil dry just slightly and breathe between waterings. Epiphyllum will not tolerate full sun or freezing temperatures. Anything below 35 degrees runs the risk of brown spots and leaf damag
top of page