Is it Epiphyllum?

senjanevada(9)June 25, 2013

I bought it from a swap meet in town. The leaves looks like an epiphyllum but they are thinner and wider.

Need id pls. Thanks,

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yes - it is - from what I saw is mature plant ..the name probably "Queen of the Night" creamy color , big flower - only bloom at night from 10:45 to 12:00 - very fragrant

    Bookmark   June 25, 2013 at 4:55PM
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Wow, thanks for the id. I wanted this kind of epiphyllum for year, I got it without knew it. It's a treasure.

Thanks again. Happy gardening.

    Bookmark   June 26, 2013 at 2:32AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)


I am so sorry to tell you this, but that is not an epiphyllum. To the best of my knowledge and experience, they don't get woody stems and the leaves are quite elongated, often along the entire length of a stem. You may want to post your photo and ask your question in the Cacti & Succulents Forum, linked below. You may also want to search Google Images for epiphyllum so you can see for yourself.

Good luck with your plant and I hope you figure out what it is. Just thought of it - you may want to post the photo in the Name that Plant! forum:

Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: Cacti & Succulents Forum

    Bookmark   July 6, 2013 at 11:03AM
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Checked several images online. I found similar to this. Fruitlover is right, this is a mature plant. Cereus "night blooming.

Thanks guys.

    Bookmark   July 26, 2013 at 11:28PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

The plant in the photo is not Night-Blooming Cereus (Cereus greggii or Peniocereus greggii), also known as the Arizona Queen of the Night.

Update: I am wrong and I own it. I apologize for the misdirect! I was so sure I was right but I am not - apparently I am dead wrong. Even though I have quite a few epis, I have never had any that looked like the one in the photo, nor have I seen a photo of one in similar condition. I searched the internet and could not find a photo of any cereus that looks like the one above. I would love to see the photos that you found of a mature one. Again, mea culpa and I am sorry.


This post was edited by love_the_yard on Wed, Jul 31, 13 at 21:56

    Bookmark   July 31, 2013 at 1:53AM
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No worry Carol. No apologize needed. I appreciate your response, that made me doing some more search and learned more.

There are tons of species out there that we've never seen before. And, more and more hybrid as well, faster that we can keep up. lol

I'll ask my sister (in Bali) to send me some pics for hers. It's like climbing trees now. She said it blooms like crazy couple days ago.

Btw, I found this link has the pic similar to mine. It's Night Blooming Cereus aka Epiphyllum oxypetalum.

This post was edited by senjanevada on Mon, Aug 12, 13 at 16:11

    Bookmark   August 12, 2013 at 3:26PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Thanks Senja. You are more generous than some on the GardenWeb. :)

It's not the plant that I had never seen before; it was the condition. I still have never seen an epi with short leaves or yellow leaves, even in a photo. Even the photo you posted, that does have woody stems, has longer green leaves. That guy was in pretty bad shape when you got him. But since it is a mature plant, with your good care, I bet he will be beautiful within one season! Congrats and I can't wait to see the "after" photo.


    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 12:26PM
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Ach, it is still in the same condition. I don't think I am good in taking care of it. I repotted it with new potting soil, plus some plant food. It does not show any significant growth.

Any suggestion?


    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 3:56PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Senja, I have lots of epiphyllum links bookmarked. They are loaded with great information. Here are a few - let me know if you want more. :)

I hope it turns around for you. This is the growing season so it would be nice if you could get it started in the right direction in the next month or so. Good luck! You can do it!


    Bookmark   August 13, 2013 at 7:19PM
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