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binky1972
TUCSON, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 11, 2004
5:20 PM

Post #947047

Dose anyone have a picture of a "epis" ? i am confused as to what one looks like. :( thanks, mary
PanamonCreel
Celaya
Mexico
(Zone 10a)


July 11, 2004
5:58 PM

Post #947087

"Epis" stands for Epiphyllum

http://plantsdatabase.com/b/Cactaceae/Epiphyllum/
Crasulady2
Valley Village, CA

July 11, 2004
6:16 PM

Post #947111

Mary they have big flowers (some tiny) like
Echinopsis but hanging on a leaf. These ususally grow on trees in tropial climates, Costa Rica, Central America, perhaps some in Mexico. They flower in all colors around mothers day here where I live. They are stunning. Norma
Crasulady2
Valley Village, CA

July 11, 2004
6:17 PM

Post #947112

I forgot one important fact, they are cacti. Norma

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

July 14, 2004
2:21 AM

Post #950718

My big red epi is about to flower all over the place. I even have flower buds on a piece of stalk that broke off when I moved it outdoors for the summer. Pictures will follow.
binky1972
TUCSON, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2004
2:32 AM

Post #950731

Oh GARDENMART, can't wait to see your picture.i bet it so pretty. will check back. Mary
binky1972
TUCSON, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 14, 2004
2:33 AM

Post #950733

I don't see it yet!! LOL :)

gardenmart

gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2004
5:58 PM

Post #953096

Here's the plant. It is in an odd couple arrangement with a red hibiscus. I forget how this came about. I think I stuck the original cutting this came from in the hibiscus pot "temporarily' and then forgot all about it. The next picture is a piece of this same plant that broke off back in May when I brought it outside. It has been sitting on the ground under a tree since then and sprouted several flower buds.

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gardenmart
Saugus, MA
(Zone 6b)

July 15, 2004
6:05 PM

Post #953107

Just a broken piece from the spring move outdoors.

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binky1972
TUCSON, AZ
(Zone 9a)

July 16, 2004
2:05 PM

Post #954404

OH GARDENMART, how nice !!! I want one! :) my dream is to have a green house and have as many plants as a nursery has. lol That epis dose look nice. Thanks for posting that picture. now i have a idea what it looks like. I would like to get me one. Thanks again :) Mary
NJBGardener
Riverside, CA
(Zone 9b)

June 3, 2007
5:59 AM

Post #3568481

Binky,
I would like to share one of my epis with you. Once you get one you are hooked. I have more than 40 different colors.

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jylgaskin
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

August 19, 2008
2:52 PM

Post #5435708

So is a christmas cactus considdered an eppi?

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 19, 2008
4:00 PM

Post #5436114

I have over a hundred epis, not counting the seedlings and the christmas cactus.

To answer your question no they are not but they are grown the same way.

I bought most of mine from www.gotepis.com/cart/



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hayu
Lubbock, TX

August 19, 2008
5:39 PM

Post #5436673

What is an Epi. The epi is several kinds of cacti that live in the jungles of Mexico, Panama and some countries that make up South America. They are wonderful plants with large flowers. But they are highly addicting like a potato chip you can never have just one.

If you want a cutting I have several E. Strictum(sp) rooting.They should be ready the beginning of Oct. I will send you one in exchange of postage. Or I can send you a cutting so you can start your own. Just give me a d-mail.
jylgaskin
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

August 19, 2008
6:08 PM

Post #5436835

Thanks so much for the offer, but between my 4 christmas cactus and three big cereus, I don't have room.

I think if I ever get a green house, I know what I'd fill it with.

wren107

wren107
Jacksonville, FL
(Zone 8b)

August 19, 2008
6:34 PM

Post #5436976

I will have cuttings next year.
jylgaskin
Williamsburg, MI
(Zone 4b)

August 19, 2008
10:55 PM

Post #5438351

I can see where this site could get me in trouble with my husband. He complains that our laundry room is like a jungle when I bring everybody in for the winter. I can't help it, it's the only room with good light!

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