"Orchid Cacti" or "Epicactus" Epiphytic (tree-growing) cacti. These plants, with green, strap-like leaves, produce large (up to 30cm or 12 inch) flowers. They are ideally suited to window-sill conditions. They do well indoors during the winter in cooler climes, and absolutely thrive outside when weather is warm enough.
CULTIVATION Fairly bright, filtered light. Must have bright light for blooms. Min. 40F (5deg.C) in winter. Water once a week in summer, less in winter. Rainwater is best. They prefer to be on the dry side. Feed high potash (Tomato fertiliser 2-10-10) Feb to April for blooms, then balanced feed (8-8-8) July to October. November to January no feed
Miniature 2 inches (5cm) and under Small 2 1/2 inch to 5 inch (7cm to 14cm) Medium 5 1/2 inch to 7 inch (15 to 19cm) Large 7 1/2 inch to 9 inches (20cm to 24cm) Extra large 9 1/2 inches and larger ( 25 cm and over)
Large rooted cuttings that we list here for £3.50 to £5.00 are seen elsewhere (but smaller!) for £16.00! We have a great many more varieties rooting now for 2013