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Epiphyllum or Zygocacti


Hello – just a little drama in the greenhouse I must share – I have had for a number of years a cacti that I believed to be a Zygocacti – the most enormous blooms and a gorgeous bright pink – easy to grow cuttings and a real show girl

I also had a orange one – but due to an error of judgement I lost that one and have not suceeded in finding a replacement – but last year at Malvern show I found a cream one and it has flowered this week and also flowering this week a sister plant from Shrewsbury Flower Show

This one below is the Shrewsbury purchase

First the bud

Then the bloom

The plant to the right is a Crinium – I have not grown one before so I wait in anticipation!

Wishing you all a lovely week


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The cactus is an Epiphyllum and a real beauty. .

A Zygcactus (the Christmas cactus is one) has segmented stems.

12 Jun, 2016


What a stunning flower on both of them. the flowers last long Jane?

13 Jun, 2016


Thanks Stera - none of my cacti are labelled - I must have a blitz and name them - Karen the blooms don't last much more than 2 days and they always seem to come out at night - they are big awkward plants prone to falling over - but well worth it

13 Jun, 2016've kind of confirmed my suspicion. Enjoy! :)

13 Jun, 2016

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