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Epiphyllum ID help? w/pic this time

Posted by northernellie zone 5, N.ID. (My Page) on
Tue, Oct 9, 07 at 23:00

The grower said the Epiphyllum had white flowers and that it got much bigger. It's got a very upright habit. It's about 10" tall now. The ends of the leaves were redder (but not drastically) when I got it, I presume because of higher light conditions.

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RE: Epiphyllum ID help? w/pic this time

Ah, sorry, forgot blooming time... grower said late summer/early fall.


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RE: Epiphyllum ID help? w/pic this time

I believe there are hundreds of Epi hybrids out there. Even with a photo of the bloom, it might be impossible to nail it exactly. Plants look very healthy though!


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RE: Epiphyllum ID help? w/pic this time

Ah, well that's unfortunate. Is it any help that the grower said it came from an elderly lady many years ago? Are most of those hybrids new?


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RE: Epiphyllum ID help? w/pic this time

Based on the lack of crenate edges, I would say what you have is a "cooperi". The blooms will emerge from the soil line, not from any of the aeroles.


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