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Hello ibartoo! If you still have more Epi cuttings to trade, my 'King Midas'--'Flirtation'--'Rippo'--and 'Cryptocereus anthonyanus' Epis could use a trim. Just let me know if these four Epi plants interest you.
Barry, I would be happy to trade! I would love it. Most of the rooted plants from this offer do not have name tags anymore, but send me a dmail and I will gladly send you a list of the epis I have. Thanks so much, Ibartoo
Looks like some of you folks have experience with Epis. I've been growing for about five years and have taken cutting successfully. Now my parent plants are getting large, toppling over and filling our front deck. Will be over 100 blooms this year.
My question - once they have finished blooming I want to cut them back (and of course get more cuttings). How far back can I cut them and still not loose the blooms for next year. Do I just take the top 6 - 12 inches off each leaf or trim everything back to about 12 inches above the soil line. Or do I just try something different with each plant. Love to do a trade by my are unnamed. Here are a couple, plus an attempt at a panorama shot of my plants
The orchid cactus I have has white blooms. I haven't been fortunate engough to get other colors.
This is what I do. I propagate with stem cuttings or any pieces that happen to break off. It does not matter the length of the cutting. I do trim part of the leaf off at the bottom about 2", but leave the hard stem. This helps the plant stay in the pot. What I have blooms on the new stems so I find I have not lost anything when I propagate. I do know mine can not have full sun, but some sun is beneficial. If I haven't made myslef clear, please d-mail me and I will send a drawing of what I do. I too have too many of them, but there is always someone who would love to have one especially when the cost is free.
Thanks Plantsforpeg, My get morning sun. I find that this years new growth will bloom next year. I think I will just cut back the leaves that are getting the way and let the rest keep going. I like big plants if I can control them.
Are your white ones day bloomers. I have white night bloomers but not white day bloomers. If you have white day bloomers I would happily send you the yellow and pink cuttings in return for some white ones.