by Lee Dubbs
I lost this plant years ago but would like to have another one. It looks like a giant christmas cactus but it ditn’t bloom for me but one time. I had the plant for about 4 years before it bloomed. My husband called it my ‘weed’. The flower is a red/fuschia color. I’m including the only two photos I have of it in bloom.
Drought Smart Plants reply:
Hi Lee, these are very closely related to the Christmas Cactus, Schlumbergera, but as you say, much bigger!
These are Epiphyllum, the Orchid Cactus, known for their gorgeous and brilliantly colored blooms. Imagine them growing in their native habitat in a jungle, high up in the tree tops in full bloom!
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