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#1 User is offline   pitcherplantcrazy 

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Posted 28 May 2015 - 08:58 PM

Hi. I just read that some cacti are known as jungle cactus rather than desert cactus. I am assuming these would probably grow well in Singapore. Is this assumption correct?
Where to buy and can anyone list some of the so called jungle cactus?
Is Epiphyllum oxypetalum considered a jungle cactus?
Any other info on these plants would be grateful.
Thanks.
Neil
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Posted 28 May 2015 - 09:12 PM

Hi there Neil,

First time I came across this term of "jungle cactus" but I would think you are right, Epiphyllum might be considered such? I see quite a lot of them have colonised roadside trees.
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Posted 29 May 2015 - 09:26 AM

Those showy and colourful ones don't do well here.
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Posted 30 May 2015 - 08:44 AM

I'm not sure what can be considered jungle cactus. I only grow Epiphyllum oxypetalum. Not in good condition, due to yellowing of the leaves which I can't fix, it flowers sometimes.
There are some epiphyllums commonly seen in nurseries. One type is Epiphyllum pumilum. It is 1/4 the size of Epiphyllum oxypetalum.These two plants are night blooming. Another type has no name, labelled as just Epiphyllum. It is a big plant, Some people grow it. Its leaves hang 1 m downwards. Very leafy, its flowers are not very big compared to its overall size.
Is the Schlumbergera cactus considered Jungle cactus ? This can be found sometimes, but I've not grown it before.

There exist some Epiphyllum hybrids from overseas. Their colours are stunning.But as they say these hybrids don't grow well here, so I've not tried to obtain any to grow. Hopefully, some garden centers import these plants that can grow well here, haha..I'm thinking of hybridising some to suit our climate, but when I think about the time needed, I don't dare to do it.

I think I saw Epiphyllum anguliger before. Not commonly available though.

This post has been edited by AhSeng: 30 May 2015 - 08:47 AM

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 03:34 PM

Schlumbergera (Christmas cactus) and Rhipsalidopsis (Easter cactus) are jungle cacti but fare very poorly in Singapore.
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Posted 09 August 2017 - 08:17 AM

I have heard that the San Pedro Cactus is a good substitute for Peyote. My question is, does it have more Mescaline than Peyote? Is it legal to buy/grow in the U.S?
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