hanging pink blooms

by Lou Carrier
(Huntington beach , CA)

Plant with hanging pink blooms growing from flat leaves. Blooms are large and about a foot long.

Hi Lou, these pictures are of aging flowers, no longer in their full flush of beauty. The Orchid Cactus, as these tree dwellers are known rightfully deserve the name. The flowers as they open are gorgeous, and as you say, huge. These interesting plants have the most ugly and alien looking leaves, which are actually stems that have taken the place of leaves, which is why they are so green.

The flowers emerge directly from them, and come in all colors of the rainbow (almost!) and are red, pink, purple and shades of cream and white. Imagine looking up into the canopy of their native habitat of a jungle to see the blooms.

Of course, those would mostly be pale pink, it's only after generations of hybridizing that we see all the other colors. You can see more about these epiphytes on the Epiphyllum page.

Happy Succulent Growing!

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Aug 15, 2012
I'm impressed
by: Cathy


I posted my plant named "Creepy" on the website "myplantid.com" to find out what it is. I got no results from them but on my homepage was a link to you. I am so glad I found you (or you found me ?????) because you have definitely give me Creepy's species type. Now I will research your site so I know how to take care of an epiphyllum. It is so un-uniform in shape and size. Even in what kind of medium to plant it in . . . it seems to thrive in either water or soil. Anway, I am babbling (talking too much), thank you so much for your input. I will definitely keep you on my favorite list. Do you answer questions on different plants? Thanks again

Hi Cathy, babble away! I'm glad you found me, someone must have found this site already and posted you a link. Yes, I can try and answer your questions, just post in a new thread. Jacki

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