Orchid Cactus

 

Ever see a 12″ flower? Dazzling. Surreal color combos. Epiphyllum are blooming. Popular 100 years ago, “Epi’s are only now being “discovered” by today’s gardeners. These are neither orchids nor cacti. They are more closely related to Christmas Cactus, but bloom dependably each Spring. Tough as nails, these plants actually prefer to dry out and be ignored a month at a time.

Epiphyllum flowers can grow 12" diameter and in many styles. This one is a "Waterlily" type.

Epiphyllum flowers can grow 12″ diameter and in many styles. This one is a “Waterlily” type.