Notes on Epiphyllum 2014:

Epiphyllum ‘Great Waltz’ has the most extravagant colours and the flowers are very large.

Orchid Cactus - Epiphyllum 'Great Waltz'

Orchid Cactus – Epiphyllum ‘Great Waltz’

Epiphyllum 'Great Waltz'

Epiphyllum ‘Great Waltz’

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Disocactus ackermannii, deep red colour blooms, unfortunately I lost the parent plant to snails that have eaten the edges of the leaves/stems. Have to sort it out to save some of the good cuttings to grow. Luckily, I have few small ones that I grew a couple of years ago.

Disocactus ackermannii

Disocactus ackermannii

Red Epiphyllum - Disocactus ackermannii

Red Epiphyllum – Disocactus ackermannii

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Epiphyllum ‘Andromeda’, large bloom with very soft blend of white and yellow.

Epiphyllum 'Andromeda'.

Epiphyllum ‘Andromeda’.

Epiphyllum 'Andromeda'

Epiphyllum ‘Andromeda’

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Chiapasia nelsonii – Disocactus nelsonii: The earliest and prolific bloomers, seems that this small orchid cactus is the easiest to grow and can resist various problems that the others easily suffer.

Chiapasia nelsonii

Chiapasia nelsonii

Orchid Cactus - Chiapasia nelsonii

Orchid Cactus – Chiapasia nelsonii

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Nopalxochia phyllantoides – Epiphyllum ‘Deutsche Kaiserin’ or also known as Pond Lily Cactus, small flowers and last longer that the others.

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides - Epiphyllum ‘Deutsche Kaiserin’

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides – Epiphyllum ‘Deutsche Kaiserin’

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides - Epiphyllum ‘Deutsche Kaiserin’

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides – Epiphyllum ‘Deutsche Kaiserin’

16/11/2014 – Yellow Epiphyllum with unknown identity:

Yellow Epiphyllum Orchid - Flower Bud (Noid)

Yellow Epiphyllum Orchid – Flower Bud (Noid)

Noid Yellow

Noid Yellow

Damage by Snails:

I have examined the parent plant of the Disocactus ackermannii that is not flowering this year. Many of the long stems/leaves have been  eaten either by snails or bugs and have lost the nodes where the flowers grow. Not all of them are damaged, so I have to cut all the bad ones off.

Snail damage stem of Disocactus ackermannii

Snail damage stem of Disocactus ackermannii

damage Disocactus ackermannii - not flowering

damage Disocactus ackermannii – not flowering