Notes on Epiphyllum 2014:
Epiphyllum ‘Great Waltz’ has the most extravagant colours and the flowers are very large.
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.
Epiphyllum ‘Andromeda’, large bloom with very soft blend of white and yellow.
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.
Nopalxochia phyllantoides – Epiphyllum ‘Deutsche Kaiserin’ or also known as Pond Lily Cactus, small flowers and last longer that the others.
16/11/2014 – Yellow Epiphyllum with unknown identity:
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.