Epiphyllum bloom

Discussion in 'Cacti and Succulents' started by link2007, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. link2007

    link2007 Active Member

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    How many years does it take an Epiphyllum to bloom? I'm thinking of getting one and would like to know.
     
  2. photopro

    photopro Well-Known Member

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    Speaking from experience, our plant is now 8 years old. We did not begin to see blooms until three, maybe four years ago. It now produces them regularly during the warm months but we only see them early in the morning since our species is Epiphyllum oxypetalum. That species blooms during the night. Depending on the species, your plant may respond differently. The blades of our plant now hang a full 6 feet.

    http://www.exoticrainforest.com/Epiphyllum oxypetalum pc.html
     
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  3. mitchnast

    mitchnast Active Member

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    mine almost bloomed, but some punk chucked his football into my yard and took out the bud, snapped off a few other cacti too
     
  4. mandarin

    mandarin Active Member 10 Years

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    3 years for me (from an unrooted cutting). Depends a bit on what clone you choose (and growing conditions, of course).
     

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