Epiphyllum
Epiphyllum guatemalense f. monstrosa

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epiphyllum (ep-ih-FYE-lum) (Info)
Species: guatemalense f. monstrosa
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Epiphytes

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 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:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

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

Pittsburg, California

Stamford, Connecticut

Boca Raton, Florida

Brooksville, Florida

Deland, Florida (2 reports)

Southold, New York

Williamsburg, Ohio

Austin, Texas

Mukilteo, Washington

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Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
3
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Dec 20, 2014, fargesianate from American Fork, UT wrote:

I agree with the previous comment. I planted seeds and had them germinate readily and they are all true to type.

Neutral

On Dec 20, 2014, fargesianate from American Fork, UT wrote:

I agree with the previous comment. I planted seeds and had them germinate readily and they are all true to type.

Neutral

On Dec 20, 2014, fargesianate from American Fork, UT wrote:

I agree with the previous comment. I planted seeds and had them germinate readily and they are all true to type.

Positive

On Jan 27, 2012, mjsponies from DeLand/Deleon Springs, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

Easy to grow and super interesting "Curly" foliage.
Info on propagation is incorrect tho, Seeds can be sown, and are easy to germinate on straight Sphagnum moss, tho need to be done fairly quickly as they do not store well.