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

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epiphyllum (ep-ih-FYE-lum) (Info)
Cultivar: Padre

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Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
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 semi-hardwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
Remove fleshy coating on seeds before storing
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Gardeners' Notes:

Positive 48teresa On Jun 4, 2012, 48teresa from Clarksville, VA wrote:

This plant makes a beautiful hanging basket. I bring it out to my east facing screened porch every spring and soon it starts to bloom profusely. Does very well indoors during winter if given good light. I inherited this plant from my dear mother about 15 years ago. Have divided and repotted it several time and have started loads of cuttings for friends. My mother always called this her "Easter Cactus" because it usually blooms during that season in my zone 7. Blooms are huge and beautiful (looks similar to an orchid). I think of my sweet mom every time it blooms and how much she enjoyed this plant.


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

Costa Mesa, California
Irvine, California
San Francisco, California
Richmond, Texas
Clarksville, Virginia

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