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Epipyllum- Flame color-  This one is  a winner!  Brilliant red petals that blend to orange and yellow, toward the inside.  It has consistently been one of our most reliable growers and bloomers.  The plant is resistant to pest and disease and flowers heavily every year. 

We received our original parent stock of this amazing Epi, as an unnamed hybrid.   We have kept is as a NOID (No ID) plant, as it is very difficult to identify a specific Epiphyllum hybrid by the flower.  The flowers can vary, depending on climate, growing conditions, age of plant, etc.  It is very easy, even for a professional, to misidentify an Epi hybrid simply by looking at the flower.  

Epiphyllum species grow in trees in the forests of Central America and 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. We Use a potting mix of equal parts of small orchid bark, perlite, leaf mold and charcoal. Different growers us different mixes. If you can't find leaf mold, you can use peat or coco fiber. 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 damage. 40 degrees and above is ideal. They also aren't fond of extremely hot temps. (above 100 degrees F.). Although, we have grown them in these summer temps in full shade with a lot of humidity (spraying the foliage in the morning) and they have done very well. Epis make great houseplants that can be grown outside in summer and moved inside for winter.Feed Epiphyllum with a balanced fertilzer 8-8-8 or 10-10-10 from June to October. Give them a rest and keep them slightly drier from November to January then feed with a low nitrogen fert., 2-5-5 or similar from February to April to encourage better bloom.


Hardy to approx. 30-35 degrees F. (although, temps. this low will damage them)

USDA zones 

zones 10a-13b

Pot size: 4 inch


Epiphyllum- GORGEOUS flame colored flowers

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