Cereus or Epiphyllium?

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robertc2
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Cereus or Epiphyllium?

Post by robertc2 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:41 pm

Hi,

A friend gave me a start of the plant in the attached photo and said it was a Night-Blooming Cereus. I've been trying to properly catalog my plants succulents and cactus and in doing research I'm starting to think I have an Epiphyllium of some variety. I've also attached a photo of the bloom of the parent plant. Can anyone tell me for sure what I have?

Thanks in advance.
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williamsii823
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Re: Cereus or Epiphyllium?

Post by williamsii823 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:06 am

That is an Epiphyllum. And a beauty, at that! Many people confuse Night Blooming Cereus with Epiphyllums because many Epiphyllums bloom at night.

robertc2
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Re: Cereus or Epiphyllium?

Post by robertc2 » Mon Oct 16, 2017 3:08 pm

Hi, Thanks for the info and the comment. I haven't gotten it to bloom yet, but I'm told the parent plant put on 8 blooms this year. Fingers crossed for next year.

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