Five-Spine Rating -
Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.
Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.
Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.
Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.
Yes - flowers easily as a house plant. This variety is likely to flower as a house plant, but results will depend on a variety of growing conditions.
Epiphyllum guatemalense puts out curly, wavy multiple stems from the base of the plant, and they grow to about a meter wide. Sometimes new stems start to grow at the ends of old stems and these are good locations to take cutting and root new plants. Among epiphyte varieties guatemalense has one of the most unique and interesting appearances as a spray of wavy stems. Growing to a few feet high and about 3 feet across they become a fitting window hanging basket plant. Sometime this species of Cacti is called "Curly White Night" as a common name.
The flowers Epiphyllum guatemalense makes are long slender funnels with small white petals producing a bloom less than a few inches across. As a house plant they will make flowers almost any time of the year, but tend to make only one flower at a time.
NOTE: The Epiphyllum Guatemalense offered for sale is atypical for this species, because the flowers are self fertile and usually do not open. An appreciation for the beauty of these plants is less for the flowers and more for the stems.
These plants are a few feet wide with an established root system, and it will work well in a hanging basket or in a space with room to sprawl.
Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico
plant propagation origin
Plants and seeds are produced by windowsillcactus.com.
items included in purchase
Purchase price includes a bare-root Epiphyllum guatemalense plant.
Seeds are available on Epiphyllum guatemalense seeds page.
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