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Questions about Epie Plant growth...

Deep Run, NC(Zone 7b)

I have an FDR Epie that is three years old and seems to have a lot of very stringy growth. Strands are about 6 inches long and grow as if massed together. Is this how it is supposed to look? The cutting the plant came from looked like a normal epie segment. What happened? bob

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Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)


I have 2 Epis--for years now! None of them have thorns at each bump in the "leaves"....
What you have may be a form of Rhipsalis cactus....NOT an expert on these!
This is such a wide variety of class of plants!

Here are my two Epis last November--hanging in my LR. Quite different---NO?

They sure grow long and lanky--and you can do nothing to change that....
They will bloom when they choose to bloom----mostly--they have to achieve a state of
being root bound and also of overall health of growth.

Let them be! Let them get all rootbound! Transplant when they reach this state--and they will perk up
and--maybe--bloom for you the next year...


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Baltimore, MD(Zone 7a)

Here was my surprise last year.

I have had this for 6 years now. It got all dessicated and dried up in 2910.
I was sure it was dead!!! This was growing--extremely root-bound--in a 5" ceramic pot.
I resurrected a couple of the fronds that still looked like they had some life left in them.

Combined them with a couple of recently rooted sections in a 10" HB and hoped for the best...

WELL! That summer--it just blew me away!!!!! It bloomed for the first time in the most amazing
flowers I have ever seen!!!!

Hoping I will have an encore this summer-in June...
I just think they do their own thing when they are "happy"--and there is not much you can do to
change that....

Here was the blooms that just blew me away last summer....

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Deep Run, NC(Zone 7b)

This is a picture of FDR. Look at the small stems. Is this normal?

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Pawleys Island, SC

Bob, I don't know if it's "normal", but 1 of my noid pinks has broad leaves at the base and then tons of skinny stringy leaves like yours at the edges. BTW, your cuttings are on the way.

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