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This is a discussion on orchid cactus within the Eye Candy forums, part of the Land Plants category; Me too, in fact I'll trade you a cutting from my red orchid cactus. - ...

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    Me too, in fact I'll trade you a cutting from my red orchid cactus. - martha

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    this is epiphyllum hookeri (hooker's orchid cactus) and there are a few varieties, one of which is called 'strictum' that used to be considered a different species i think. the flower shape is a bit unusual, and called 'wheel' shaped, as opposed to the more common 'cup and saucer' shape of most epis. the flowers are very simple, but boldly elegant and very eye catching. these can grow into very long vines over time, growing new branches from the tips, so they keep getting longer and can clamber up a tree and all through the branches.

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    thank you coerulo for the info, the name hooker's orchid cactus is approriate. Where I live I am only a few blocks away from Dixie Street that does a lot of buisness at night. I was told by a friend when I first bought the plant that florida is too warm for them they need cooler weather to set the blooms and I think they are right, I've had this for almost 20 years and this is only the second time it has ever bloomed. I love the cup and saucer type and spent many a $ but nothing ever happened. thanks again for the input much appreciated.

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