Hybrid Epiphyllum, Orchid Cactus, Epicactus 'Roman Holiday'

Epiphyllum

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

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Height:

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:

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Coral/Apricot

Bloom Time:

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Evergreen

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

By tip layering

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

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

Canoga Park, California

Garden Grove, California

San Diego, California

Claremont, New Hampshire

Spring, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

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positive
1
neutral
0
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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 11, 2015, Mark_B from Garden Grove, CA wrote:

There seems to be some confusion about how to make epis flower. Epis will flower when they become crowded in their
pot. Another word for it is "rootbound." Fertilize before and during blooming stage every other week with half strength liquid fertilizer.

Cuttings need at least a week before rooting them in 50-50 perlite and coir. Do not water the coir/perlite. Instead, use a spray bottle with purified water. Spray water onto the leaves. It will take 10 to 12 weeks for epiphyllum cuttings to root. Once rooted, you can water it normally, via the soil.


Neutral

On Jul 24, 2004, adinamiti from Balotesti,
Romania (Zone 5a) wrote:

I have this plant for 5 years and it didn't bloom. Recently I heard from one of my friends that this plant has male and female leaves. If you want it to bloom you would only have to cut some leaves from outside which are probably male ones. My friend has a beautiful plant full of flowers.

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