Epiphyllum ackermannii, commonly known as Ackermann's Orchid Cactus, is a stunning epiphytic cactus native to the tropical rainforests of Mexico and Central America. This eye-catching plant is a popular choice among gardeners and plant enthusiasts for its spectacular, large, and vibrant flowers.
Epiphyllum ackermannii is characterized by its flat, elongated, and green stem segments that can reach up to 3 feet (90 cm) in length. The stems are usually notched at the edges and are somewhat succulent, which allows the plant to store water and tolerate periods of drought.
The most striking feature of Epiphyllum ackermannii is its breathtaking flowers. The plant produces large, funnel-shaped blooms that can measure up to 6 inches (15 cm) in length. The flowers typically display vibrant shades of red, with the petals often transitioning from a deep red at the base to a brighter red or even an orange-red towards the tips. The flowers usually appear in late spring or early summer and can last for several days.
Epiphyllum ackermannii is an epiphytic plant, which means it naturally grows on other plants, such as trees, rather than in the soil. In cultivation, it is often grown in hanging baskets or mounted on bark, allowing the stems to cascade downward. This plant prefers bright, indirect light and well-draining, humus-rich soil. It requires moderate water during the growing season and less during the winter months.
Overall, Epiphyllum ackermannii is a stunning and unique addition to any home or garden, thanks to its spectacular flowers and intriguing growth habit. Its relatively easy care requirements and captivating appearance make it a popular choice among plant enthusiasts.
◉ Each plant is unique and may therefore differ from the images shown, which are for illustration purposes only; size and shape may vary by season so all measurements shown are approximate ◉ Supplied in original nursery grow pot