Dutchman's pipe cactus
Dutchman's pipe cactus is part of the Epiphyllum genus. Its scientific name is Epiphyllum oxypetalum. It is a succulent that typically grows as an evergreen, which is defined as a plant that retains leaves throughout the year. Dutchman's pipe cactus is known for its spreading habit and growing to a height of approximately 3.00 metres (9.75 feet). This plant tends to bloom in mid spring.
Dutchman's pipe cactus is normally fairly low maintenance and is normally quite easy to grow, as long as a level of basic care is provided throughout the year. Being aware of the basic soil, sun and water preferences will result in a happier and healthier plant.
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Does not tolerate frost at all, will die if temperatures range below 10°C.
Should be placed in compost with plenty of humus, during the growing season should be watered more frequently.
Remember to water Dutchman's pipe cactus moderately. Dutchman's pipe cactus tends to grow best in a soil ph of between 6.6 and 7.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that Dutchman's pipe cactus is thought of as tender, so remember to wait until your soil is warm and the night time temperature is well above freezing before moving outside.
Extra light during spring will stimulate flowering.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Dutchman's pipe cactus so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Dutchman's pipe cactus so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Dutchman's pipe cactus plants:
“Oxypetalum” is Latin for “with acute petals”, referring to the flowering habits of this succulent.
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Cereus oxypetalus, Phyllocactus oxypetalus, Cereus latifrons, Epiphyllum latifrons, Epiphyllum acuminatum
07 Apr 2012
This is an old picture and since then this plant has been re-potted and has grown incredibly.
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