We have had a couple of hot days, and – it seems like all of sudden – our Epiphylums are blooming. Epiphylums are epiphytic cactus. Epiphytic meaning they are arborael; they grow in trees like some orchids and bromeliades, but are not parasites. The plants we have are from tropical areas of the Americas and are not species but have been hybridized for their flowers which I am normally against (because I am a species snob).
The flowers are spectacular with flowers up to 4″ across.