Tecuya
Epiphyllums do best in broken shade under trees during the hot months of summer, in winter they need protection from frost.
Flowers range from small sized to very large; color range includes white, cream, yellow, pink, rose, lavender, scarlet, and orange. Many varieties have blends of two are more colors.
After flowering, plants should rest for 6 weeks when they will need only enough moisture to prevent the soil from becoming completely dry. At all other times, the compost should not be allowed to become too dry. Water less frequently, in late fall and winter. Overhead spraying is also beneficial, when they need only enough moisture to prevent the soil from becoming completely dry. Stems are long, flat smooth, and usually notched along the edges, and are spineless.

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  • September 10, 2016 at 1:09 am
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    Use a time-release fertilizer to enhance the blooms of your plants. In the winter, use low or no-nitrogen solution such as a 2-10-10 or a 0-10-10 formula, and after the blooming season, add nitrogen to the mix with a solution such as a 10-10-10 or a 5-5-5. Only use about a third of the recommended amount on the product’s label to mimic the epiphyllum cactus’s natural low-nutrient environment.

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