‘Southern Charm’



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Orchid Cactus ‘Southern Charm’, Ephiphyllum hybrid, Cactaceae, 4in potted plant


Name:  Orchid Cactus ‘Southern Charm’

Scientific Name:  Ephiphyllum hybrid

Family:  Cactaceae

The plants known as epiphyllum hybrids, epiphyllums or just epis, which are widely grown for their flowers, are artificial hybrids of species within the tribe Hylocereeae, particularly species of Disocactus, Pseudorhipsalis and Selenicereus. In spite of the common name, Epiphyllum species are less often involved as parents of Epiphyllum hybrids.
The parent species from which epiphyllum hybrids were bred are different in appearance and habit from most cacti. They are found in the tropical forests of Central America where they grow as climbers or on trees as epiphytes. They have leafless (or apparently leafless) flattened stems which act as the plant’s photosynthetic organs. Relatively large flowers are borne on the sides of the stems; in many species they open at night

They are fast growing plants and should flower within two years. Epiphyllum hybrids should be re-potted every 2 to 3 years as they tend to deplete the nutrients in their growing medium


Origination:  Central America

Recommended Uses: Ornamental

Height: 1 – 2 feet

Hardiness: zones:  10

Flower Color: Light Orange, some pink

Other Names:  Climbing cacti, orchid cacti

Growing Instructions:
Sun to Partial Shade/Light Shade (protect from direct sunlight)
Average watering needs, but take care not to over water


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