Red Queen of the Night (Epiphyllum Orchid)


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This amazing epiphyllum, a member of the cactus family from the tropical rain forests of Central and South America, can be easily grown in your home. It is a fast growing plant and may show you many fragrant, dinner-plate size flowers as it ages. Sometimes called a night blooming cereus, but actually it is not of the cereus genus but is in the epiphyllum genus. It can also be called orchid cactus but is not an orchid at all.

Epiphyllum oxypetalum is the scientific name for this unusual cactus that is more commonly known as “night blooming cereus” or “queen of the night” because the blooms appear in the evening. The blooms can sometimes cover the entire plant and are spectacular. This unique cactus is easy to start from a cutting in early spring, when the Epiphyllum Oxypetalum is coming out of its dormant period.

Although it grows outdoors in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 10 through 12, it's usually grown as a houseplant.

 

 

SPECIAL SHIPPING NOTE: Some states have their own importing restrictions/regulations, so please check with your local Post Office or the Agriculture department BEFORE PURCHASING. It is the buyers’ responsibility to become informed of their local/state restrictions...NO REFUNDS will be issued due to REFUSED/RETURNED/DESTROYED plants (happens during transit). 

It is not uncommon to find a few brown/bent leaves upon arrival. This is normal and does not affect the plant in any way. Just prune off the affected leaves and your plant will be just fine.

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