Epiphyllum Pumilum

by Mahal Kita Flowers

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Description

Epiphyllum pumilum is a flowering, epiphytic cacti that produces amazingly beautiful and fragrant, large white flowers in summer to autumn. They really need to be suspended in hanging baskets to see them at their best to allow the flat stems, that start erect, to hang down as they gain weight. The stems are smooth and self-branching with the flowers bending upwards as they open. These are plants that like it warm, humid and shady and can be grown outdoors or indoors - or brought indoors if your winters are cold. Soil: Easily cultivated and fast growing. Needs a compost containing plenty of humus and plenty of moisture in summer. Will not tolerate low winter temperatures below 12 °C. Chose a bright but shaded location - some direct sunlight will be tolerated though. Maintenance: Keep well watered and do not let dry out in summer but back off the watering over winter. To propagate just break off a stem piece and thrust it into a moist potting mix and keep watered - it will root fairly easily. Diseases: None of note. Other Species: Epiphyllum is a genus of around 20 species of epiphytic cactii from tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.

How to care for your plants

  • Your plant’s pot should have holes in the bottom so it is able to drain water easily.

  • If reusing a pot that had other plants in it, it is recommended you wash the pot, killing any mould or bacteria.

  • Do not over water your plant as the roots will rot.

  • Most plants need to be kept by a good source of natural light.

  • You should fertilise your plant every two months. You can use all purpose fertiliser.

  • Any dead or fallen leaves should be removed to prevent bacteria and mould. Dead branches should also be removed.

Epiphyllum Pumilum

by Mahal Kita Flowers

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All of our artisans are local, so to ensure this product is available to your delivery address, please enter a full UK delivery postcode below. eg. W1K 2TJ

Description

Epiphyllum pumilum is a flowering, epiphytic cacti that produces amazingly beautiful and fragrant, large white flowers in summer to autumn.
They really need to be suspended in hanging baskets to see them at their best to allow the flat stems, that start erect, to hang down as they gain weight.

The stems are smooth and self-branching with the flowers bending upwards as they open.

These are plants that like it warm, humid and shady and can be grown outdoors or indoors - or brought indoors if your winters are cold.

Soil: Easily cultivated and fast growing.

Needs a compost containing plenty of humus and plenty of moisture in summer.

Will not tolerate low winter temperatures below 12 °C.

Chose a bright but shaded location - some direct sunlight will be tolerated though.

Maintenance: Keep well watered and do not let dry out in summer but back off the watering over winter.

To propagate just break off a stem piece and thrust it into a moist potting mix and keep watered - it will root fairly easily.

Diseases: None of note.

Other Species: Epiphyllum is a genus of around 20 species of epiphytic cactii from tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas.

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