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Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Belle de nuit
Wijaja kusuma Araceae
 

Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Belle de nuit, Wijaja kusuma

 

Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Belle de nuit, Wijaja kusuma

Native to Mexico and Guatemala, this popular species has anv upright habit to 6 ft (1.8 m) in height, arching in maturity. Its multiple stems are up to 4 in (10 cm) wide and tapering. The nocturnal, 6 in (15 cm) wide, white flowers have slightly curved tubes, hence the name Dutchmans pipe. They are intensely fragrant.
Cultivation: They require full sun for optimum flowering.
These cacti are ideal hanging basket plants, their trailing stems seeming to grow better if the roots are restricted.
Propagate from seed or cuttings.

 
Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Belle de nuit, Wijaja kusuma	 Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Belle de nuit, Wijaja kusuma	 Epiphyllum oxypetalum, Belle de nuit, Wijaja kusuma

 

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