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Tropicals & Tender Perennials: Can someone identify this mystery Epiphyllum?

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Careywood360
Careywood, ID
(Zone 5a)

April 27, 2012
9:24 AM

Post #9099952

Good morning! I am hoping that an epiphyllum expert on this forum can give me some help identifying my mystery epi. This plant was given to me by a dear lady who has since passed on. She thought it was a Christmas cactus and had given up on it ever blooming. So had I and was about to send it to the compost heap when it first bloomed for me about two years ago. I've been enchanted ever since. I now have a second one and fear that I've fallen prey to another gardening addiction! Anyway, if someone recognizes this beauty and can give me her name, I'd be most appreciative.

Thanks very much!

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orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

April 28, 2012
6:27 PM

Post #9101751

I don't know this one but love the color. How large is the bloom? bob.

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tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 28, 2012
6:32 PM

Post #9101761

And is the color in the picture true? Beautiful!
Careywood360
Careywood, ID
(Zone 5a)

April 29, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9102403

Thank you both, Bob and tlm1, for your responses. The flower is approximately 5" in diameter and the color in the picture is, indeed, true. She is a beauty, isn't she? Though, to be honest, I haven't yet seen an epiphyllum in bloom that wasn't just gorgeous.
tlm1
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 9a)

April 29, 2012
8:27 AM

Post #9102413

So true! Sorry I don't know this one either…I'll be watching though for an answer from someone more knowledgable…That would definitely be one to look for!
orchidman1
Deep Run, NC
(Zone 7b)

May 3, 2012
5:46 AM

Post #9108217

Possibilities are: Ambrosia, Color Wheel, Educator, Flaming Torch, Kahuna, and many more. It's a beautiful bloom that you may never have a name for. bob

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Careywood360
Careywood, ID
(Zone 5a)

May 8, 2012
9:21 PM

Post #9116660

I guess I can live without a name, Bob. I'm just grateful that I no longer think of it as a Christmas cactus! Thanks so much for your responses. Marrion

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