Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Another love of mine are cactus and for ease of growing and breathtaking beauty, you can't beat Epiphyllums. They grow like a Christmas Cactus on crack. The only downside is that the flowers only last for about 2 days, but even then, an electric pink flower as big as your head is hard to beat.
Best if grown in a basket so that they can hang, but I have recently seen them grown in pots with tomato cages to hold them up. I hang mine outside in the shade for the summer and hit them with the hose when I am watering the shade perennials. They winter in the garage under grow lights, because there is no room for them elsewhere.