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Epiphyllum - Orchid Cacti

#1 User is offline   matthew1381 

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Posted 21 October 2005 - 11:39 AM

Hello,

just to share and show some hybrids of epiphyllum that I have. They are sometimes called Orchid Cacti because they grow in tree canopies of tropical jungles in Mexico/Northern South America

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/Matthew1381/My%20Cacti%20Garden/Epi2.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/Matthew1381/My%20Cacti%20Garden/Epi3.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/Matthew1381/My%20Cacti%20Garden/tn_Pic015.jpg

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y152/Matthew1381/My%20Cacti%20Garden/tn_Pic017.jpg

As you can see the large (5-8 inches) flowers of these cacti are extremely beautiful although they do not last more than a few days sometimes only hours unlike real orchids !
However the flowers in some of these hybrids can develop into plum-size fruits that can be eaten.

Rgds
Matthew
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 12:50 PM

Dragon fruits??
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Posted 21 October 2005 - 01:44 PM

Sign! I have GREAT difficulties growing them in Singapore.
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