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Orchid Cactus, Epiphyllum guatemalense- Succulent

290.00 340.00

Estimated delivery date 2022/08/18
770.00 for 3 item(s)

Description

  • Curly Sue’ cactus is very similar zig zag, fishbone cactus.
  • Epiphyllum curly locks is an example of a cactus that uses its stems to capture more moisture and light.
  • The plant has bright green curly, curved stems.
  • Oval, bright pink seedy fruits form once blooms are pollinated.
  • Allow cut pieces to callus for several days then plant into an appropriate medium.
  • Most Epiphyllum cacti are easy to grow from pieces of the stem.

Plant Specifications

Common Name Orchid Cactus, Curly leaf cacti, Curly Sue Cactus
Maximum Reachable Height 2 ft
Flower Colour Pink
Bloom Time Spring, summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

Sunlight

  • Natural indirect / artificial bright light is ideal for plant growth.
  • Morning sun with indirect light the rest of the day.
  • Should be protected from bright midday light.

Soil

  • Soil should be well drain and porus.
  • The soil must hold moisture but drain quickly

Watering

  • Poke your finger/plain small stick into the soil to check the moisture.
  • Apply 1 cup (Approx. 50 ml) water when the top soil (3-4 inch) in pot feels dry to touch.
  • Apply water probably in the morning or evening time.
  • Do not overwater the plant.
  • As a rule of thumb, water the plant thoroughly in the summer and reduce watering in winter and rainy season.

Application of Fertilizer

  • Before application of fertilizer loosen the topsoil without disturbing the roots of the plant so it can uptake the nutrients and moisture.
  • During the main growing season (January-March) feed the plant with organic fertilizer once a month.
  • Apply water immediately after application of fertilizer.

Plant Protection

  • Remove dead, infected or damaged plant parts and discard them away from the plants.
  • For any insect attack or disease, you can use Neem oil, Eucalyptus oil or Citrus oil spray for primary treatment.

Don’ts

  • Do not over water the plant especially when pot does not have drainage holes.
  • keep away from the AC Vents.
  • Do not apply water on plant leaves.

Special Feature

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Ornamental Use 

Looks great filling in between rocks and spilling over container edges.

Perfect selection for filling in between paving stones.

Disclaimer : The image is for reference purposes only. The actual product may vary in shape or appearance based on climate, age, height, etc.

 

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