'Space Rocket'

Epiphyllum Space Rocket Epiphyllum Space Rocket

Breathtaking, raspberry-fuchsia, semi-double blooms boasting cerise mid-stripes can reach a mind-boggling 10” across, making this one of the most lusted after “Orchid Cactus”. Flowering April-July, the blooms (up to 20+ at maturity) emerge from pendulous, broad, flat foliage to 30” long. Native to Central and S. America, these succulent cactus are EASY and low maintenance, happy in elevated pots or hanging baskets. Start them in an 8-12” pot, as they bloom best when roots are crowded; you can repot some years into the future. Provide well-drained soil and top-dress with compost or 10-10-10 fertilizer in February. They thrive outdoors in mild Winter areas where daytime temps range from 50-70F, or can be grown a houseplants! Protect from frost. Once a week watering does the trick.

Epiphyllum Space Rocket Epiphyllum Space Rocket

Claire Woods

Brt.Shade/AM Sun Only
Low Water

Perennial Succulent
USDA Zones 9-11