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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Epiphyllums in the Garden

Wow! Epiphyllums put on such a show. Of all the ones I have, these are my favorite. The flowers are 9" across and a beautiful mix of pinks.

It's very easy to grow these epiphytic cacti species. They get by with very little water. In the wild they grow on trunks of trees or crevices in rocks. They can draw moisture from the air and they have very small roots. In nature, some epiphyllums have aerial roots that climb up the trees and anchor the plant.

The flowers can last from one day to several days, and they usually continue blooming with new flowers opening for several weeks.

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