Large Epiphyllum Ackermanii Orchid Cactus Disocactus Ackermannii 90cm
Epiphyllum Ackermannii is a fast growing, stunning jungly type cactus. Also called the Orchid Cactus because it produces lovely flowers!
Light: Epiphyllum prefers a spot that has bright, indirect light ; however a darker location won’t do too much harm either. A position that offers more than two hours of strong direct light must be kept off the cards, due to their susceptibility to sun-scorch. A location within three metres of a north, east or west-facing window, or below a skylight window are the ideal areas
Humidity: love extra humidity
Watering: Water regulary in the summer growing months, but always allow the soil to fully dry out in between waterings. Never let it sit in water or let the soil be too wet as this will quickly rot your plant. Once the pot begins to feel light, and the top layer of the compost feels wholly dry, it's time for another drink. Be sure to reduce this further during the autumn and winter to replicate their dormancy period and downplay the risk of over-watering. Whilst in bloom during the summer, avoid the use of cold water due to the species' sensitive nature to cool root temperatures.
Flowering: Orchid Cacti will flower between late spring and summer with rosette-shaped blooms, sporting either red, yellow, pink or white appearances. Each flower will take several weeks to develop, lasting only a few days once opened. Most cultivars or species will produce a sweet-smelling fragrance that'll be most prominent at night. Be sure to take photos of your specimen in bloom, as the flowers will only last a few days!
Toxicity: Orchid Cacti are classified as non-poisonous.If large quantities of the plant are eaten, vomiting, nausea and a loss of appetite could occur.
This plant is supplied in nursery hanging plastic pot:
Ø - 14 cm x h - 12 cm
The decorative basket is not included in the price but can be found in our collection of Pots & Baskets.