Epiphytic cacti

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Re: Epiphytic cacti

Post by Maria J » Sun Nov 19, 2006 6:10 pm

My mum's one has done exactly the same thing Phil!!

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Re: Epiphytic cacti

Post by anders » Mon Nov 20, 2006 8:56 am

Phil_SK wrote:

> I've read somewhere that yellow and white Schlumbergera hybrids
> need quite a bit of warmth to avoid turning pink.

True. I have often seen that buds located close to a cold window turn pink while the rest of the flowers attain whatever colour that particular hybrid should have.

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Re: Epiphytic cacti

Post by anders » Mon Nov 20, 2006 9:04 am

The only summer-flowering (July) epiphytic cactus I have had was an Epiphyllum oxypetalum (not 100% sure of the ID). It was even larger than the hybrids, very bulky and difficult to keep upright.

All other epiphytes I have tried (Rhipsalis, Lepismium, Schlumbergera, Hatiora, Epiphyllum hybrids) have flowered in autumn, winter or spring.

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