Epiphyllum guatemalense 'Monstrose' 8"


This orchid cactus has flat stems that are a little crazy looking as they whirl around in circles and every which way.  The bloom starts out pink and then opens in to a cream, normally at night.  A little bit of crazy is good. 

  • Light - part sun
  • Watering - dry down 10%
  • Soil - succulent mix

Images are used for general reference only. The size and shape of each plant will vary. As will the bloom state.

Epiphyllum  “Orchid Cactus”

Light: This tropical cactus prefers intense bright light with some light filtered sun. An eastern facing exposure would be ideal. 

Water: Because these are epiphytes, they can be mounted on a plaque or slatted basket. If potted, use a succulent mix and allow the soil to dry almost by half before watering thoroughly. A light mix that dries quickly is ideal. 

Environment: Epiphyllums do best in warm, humid, and shady spots that replicate a tropical forest. Although humidity is preferred, it is quite tolerant of drier conditions. Be sure there is no airflow from heating or AC in the direction of the plant.

Toxicity: No toxicity reported

Of Note*:

  • This plant easily propagated from cutting its fleshy leaves and rooting the pieces in water or soil
  • Epiphyllum can flower but the flower is fairly short lived 
*When planting in a pot without a drainage hole, avoid over watering by estimating 25% of the container’s overall volume, with appropriate drainage materials incorporated when planting. Printable Care Sheet


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