Hybrid Epiphyllum, Orchid Cactus, Epicactus
Epiphyllum 'Pegasus'

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epiphyllum (ep-ih-FYE-lum) (Info)
Cultivar: Pegasus
Hybridized by Coolidge
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Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Epiphytes

Height:

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 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:

Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Fuchsia (Red-Purple)

Red

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Smooth-Textured

Veined

Other details:

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

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Propagation Methods:

From woody stem cuttings

From softwood cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

By simple layering

Seed Collecting:

Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

Regional

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

Alhambra, California

Cypress, California

Naples, Florida

Alvin, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Jul 25, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

This Epiphyllum Hybrid (Epicactus Hybrid) was introduced by Coolidge Rare Plant Nursery. The blooms can be 8 inches wide and open in late spring. Epiphyllums do not have herbaceous stems, they are propagated by woody stem cuttings. Epiphyllums have "leaf-like" stems, but have no leaves (foliage).
Epiphyllums are not related to Orchids at all. The common name "Orchid Cactus" is archaic. Most Epiphyllum organizations are now using "Epiphyllum Hybrid & Epicactus Hybrid".