This epiphytic and rock dwelling cacti have aerial roots and branching stems. Some are cylindrical and others are flat or winged. Flowers are funnel-shaped and diurnal. When grown as a houseplant, mist daily and pot in a cactus mix. Bright light. When the plant is actively growing, water well and fertilize every other watering with a balanced fertilizer.
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Size: Height: 1 ft. to 2.5 ft.
Width: 1.92 ft. to 2 ft.
Plant Category: cacti and other succulents,
Plant Characteristics: low maintenance,
Foliage Characteristics: evergreen,
Flower Color: whites,
Bloomtime Range: Late Fall to Late Fall
USDA Hardiness Zone: 10 to 11
AHS Heat Zone: Not defined for this plant
Light Range: Dappled to Full Sun
pH Range: 7 to 5
Soil Range: Sand to Mostly Sand
Water Range: Semi-Arid to Moist
FertilizingHow-to : Fertilizing Houseplants
Houseplants may be fertilized with: 1. water-soluble, quick release fertilizers; 2. temperature controlled slow-release fertilizers; 3. or organic fertilizers such as fish emulsion. Water soluble fertilizers are used every two weeks or per label instructions. Controlled, slow-release fertilizers are carefully worked into the soil usually only once during the growing season or per label directions. For organic fertilizers, such as fish emulsion, follow label directions. Allow houseplants to 'rest' during the winter months; stop fertilizing in late October and resume feeding in late February.
How-to : Fertilize Monthly
Now is the time to begin fertilizing with a water-soluble fertilizer. Continue through the end of summer.
LightConditions : Bright Light for Houseplants
Houseplants requiring bright light should be placed within 2 feet of an eastern or western exposure window or within 2 to 5 feet of a southern exposure window.
WateringConditions : Normal Watering for Houseplants
Houseplants that require normal watering should be watered so that soil is completely saturated and excess water runs out the bottom of the pot. Never water just a little bit; this allows mineral salts to build up in the soil. The key to normal watering is to allow the top inch or two of potting soil to dry out between waterings. Check frequently as certain times of the year may dictate that you water more frequently. Also, some plants that require normal watering during the growing season, may require less during the winter months when they are dormant.