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PlantFiles: Hybrid Epiphyllum, Orchid Cactus, Epicactus
Epiphyllum 'Marseillaise'

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epiphyllum (ep-ih-FYE-lum) (Info)
Cultivar: Marseillaise
Hybridized by Knebel & Steele; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1938

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Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents
Epiphytes

Height:
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Fuchsia (Red-Purple)
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xenomorf On Jul 6, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The blooms have sepals that are bright red and the petals are fuschia with tinted whitish edges and darker red midviens.
Epiphyllums have "leaf-like" stems, but have no leaves (foliage).

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Nashville, Tennessee



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