Epi-Mania


Well, the flowers are beautiful and the plants are easy to take care of, but the Los Angeles Times says no one cares.


Ringo H.W. Chiu / For The Times
Epiphyllum ‘Scoop of Raspberry’

The orchid cactus might be called the Cinderella of the garden world. Most of the year the plant, with disheveled, arched, trailing branches, is easy to ignore. But from February through June, magnificent flowers, some as large as 13 inches across, pop from the notched branches in brilliant shades of red, orange, violet, yellow and gold….

There are 13,000 hybrids registered by the Epiphyllum Society of America….

But mention epiphyllum and most people’s eyes glaze over.

Well, gee, mention 13,000 hybrids and of course eyes are glazing over. Mine are, and I like them.


    
    
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