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Red Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum ackermannii)

Red Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum ackermannii)

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2.5" Pot Size
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Red Orchid Cactus (Epiphyllum ackermannii)
The famed "Red Orchid Cactus" with large, gaping, orange-red blossoms which open both night and day. This is one of the original varieties from which many hybrids have been made. It’s a heavy bloomer and easily flowered. Grow dry with cool nights from November until buds appear for the best show.
Hardiness Zone 10
Bloom Season Spring
Sun Requirement Partial Sun
Grows to 1-2'
Minimum Temperature Indoors 35
Plant Type Easy Grower, Good for a Hanging Basket


Tips for Success:

• Totally restrict water from November until buds begin to appear
   in late winter/early spring; begin watering at this time.

• Keep nighttime temperatures from the mid 50°’s to
   high 30°'s during the winter.

• Blooms open sequentially over 2-3 weeks in the spring.

• Increase moisture and fertilizer in the summertime.

• Flowers form off of last years growth of summer.

• Only prune after flowering.

• Use a well drained, porous potting mix.

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