Epiphyllum ID? (pic)

Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VAJune 21, 2006

Is this just some kind of generic Red Epiphyllum? I picked this up as a small plant for $2 at a nursery going out of business several years ago. Could this be a species? The developing buds look like Christmas light bulbs. Once blooms open, they last about 2 days. It's in full bloom right now and may open up a few blooms sporadically throughout the summer.

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cactusdan19(z5b NE)

Hi Dave,
Nice flowering Epi,
It looks like Epicactus 'Ackermannii', a hybrid and it is a prolific bloomier.
Dan
Lincoln, NE USDA Zone 5

    Bookmark   June 21, 2006 at 12:24PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Thanks Dan!

    Bookmark   June 22, 2006 at 9:26AM
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ines_99

Is it also called an orchid cactus? A local nursery has tons of them and thats how they are labeled

    Bookmark   July 2, 2006 at 10:30PM
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Pieter(Spain)

Hi,
Orchid cactus is indeed a common name for this plant. It is an epiphyllum hybrid, but I don't think this is the hybrid ackermannii as the stems are totally different. Perhaps this is Nopalxochia ackermannii? It does look a lot like it but even then one cannot be sure with these plants...

Pieter

    Bookmark   July 5, 2006 at 9:49AM
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