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PostSubject: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptySat Apr 26, 2008 3:43 pm

I used to have some wonderful epiphyllium sp a few years ago... My brother kept a couple of cuttings, but he's not in Aussie Sad

They're an awesome plant and the flowers were as big as dinner plates. One year I got 6 flowers. They were gigantic!

What's more they love the shade, enjoy being watered and even seem to take to some NPK fertilisers in very low doses.

They're ugly unfortunately. They get very messy very quickly. But the flowers are just amazing.

I'll see if I can get my brother to post a few photos of the flowers. I had two, one was bright bright red the other never flowered, but I was told they were white.

If you have some pics of the flowers, or even cuttings you'd like to sell, I'd be very interested. They really are my favourite of all flowering plants!
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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptyThu May 01, 2008 8:59 am

i got come cuttings off my grandfather a few months ago. just checked on them then and a few are gettting ready to flower.
I will post pics when they come out
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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptyThu May 08, 2008 5:11 pm

I've just sent an order through at cactus-seeds.com for some epiphyllium - so it will be very interesting to see what new hybrids they have on the market. Should suit the tropical conditions up here.

Will keep you posted as they grow (hopefully).
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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptyThu May 15, 2008 3:32 pm

Hey Slimy I have quite a few Epiphyllums including E. oxypetallum, E. hookeri, E. anguliger, E. crenatum which are all nocturnal and fragrant. I also have a few spectacular hybrids, Orange, Pink & purple, pink & white etc. Pm me if you would like some cuttings.
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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptyThu May 15, 2008 5:30 pm

Do you grow any of those hybrids with dinner plate sized flowers CH? They look really amazing when in flower.

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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptyThu May 15, 2008 10:31 pm

None that large although I have a Selenicereus with flowers larger than a dinner plate. Did you know that Epiphyllums will cross with Hylocereus? we all know how large Hylo flowers can get. Im sure you could get some nice inter-generic hybrids outa doing that.

Personally the colourful hybrids don't interest me that much, they usually lack the fragrance of the nocturnal species, But I'd still be impressed by a dinnerplate sized flower on an epi, that's fo sho!
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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptyFri May 16, 2008 7:24 am

The epi's I had had no fragrance at all - so maybe they were a cross. I just relied on what my ex's grandmother told me when she gave me the cuttings. But the flowers looked so amazing. I'm looking forward to getting back into epi's - or as the case may be starting into epi's!

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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptyFri May 16, 2008 10:05 am

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Did you know that Epiphyllums will cross with Hylocereus?

No I didn't know that. Could be very interesting that. Did you know they cross Epiphyllum sp. with Discocactus sp.? Very cool.

That Selenicereus sp. sounds good, might hit you up for a cut next season if any is available.

Yeah i think the huge Epi hybrids are more for show than smell. Amazing flowers visually though.

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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptyFri May 16, 2008 9:13 pm

trigonus wrote:

Did you know they cross Epiphyllum sp. with Discocactus sp.? Very cool.

Discocactus sp. or Disocactus sp?


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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptySat May 17, 2008 12:22 pm

A typo that appears to be very common on the internet and in the literature. In future can you please attempt to correct misinformation in a more polite manner, while contructive criticism is encouraged, rudeness isn't. The wording left a little to be desired. I can see you are a knowledgable character and can obviously bring alot to this forum, though your, at times, dubious wording of posts could be misinterpreted by some people as a little offensive.

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PostSubject: Re: Epiphyllium...   Epiphyllium... EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 9:53 pm

Slimy I got most of mine, about 16 hybrids from a guy who does the yungaburra markets. He has lots more than that i just wasnt allowed to spend any more on "useless" plants Ie. plants that dont produce a worthwhile fruit like E. oxypetalum mmmmmm lemony.
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