From all the orchid cacti that we have, Nopalxochia phyllanthoides and Chiapasia nelsonii  are the most prolific bloomers.

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides:

It  is also known as Disocactus phyllanthoides, Epiphyllum ‘Deutsche Kaiserin’ or ‘German Empress’, while the common name is Pond Lily cactus. The prolific small flowers are ice pink. The difference with this one is that the flower buds start to grow like tiny flowers. For weeks, slowly the tiny pinkish flower buds grow and the more they look prettier. Until one day they start to mature and the fully open flowers will last around three days before they start to wilt.

Flower Buds in different stages.

Flower Buds in different stages.

Half-Open Flowers

Half-Open Flowers

Fully Open Flowers

Fully Open Flowers

Nopalxochia phyllanthoides – Epiphyllum ‘Deutsche Kaiserin’

Chiapasia nelsonii:

It is also known as Disocactus nelsonii, Epiphyllum nelsonii, Phyllocactus nelsonii , Phillocactus chiapensis. The plant is originally native to Chiapas area in Mexico. What I like best about this plant is the very pretty trumpet-like flowers that grow in abundance. The purplish pink blooms look shiny and shimmering. While most other orchid cacti stems/leaves are prone to spots which make them look ugly, Chiapasia nelsonii foliage always look fresh and seem to have more resistance towards spotting.

Epiphyllum - Disocactus nelsonii October 2015 Epiphyllum - Disocactus nelsonii

Epiphyllum - Disocactus nelsonii in full bloom Oct. 2015

Fresh and spotless

After finish flowering October 29, 2015: Fresh and spotless

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