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German Empress rules me.


By Stan510

German Empress rules me. (Epiphyllum.)

This was a 6" cutting three years ago..thin,flat. Its really grown very fast. So far it shows only one bloom period,but I find that as Epi's get older they can flush two or three times a summer..rare,but has happened.

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Wonderful display it must like your care . Its done well.

4 May, 2020


Very exotic, looks very striking in colour and shape. Well done to you Stan for nurturing it.

4 May, 2020


It's a beauty. As I understand it,this is a species plant native to Colombia..but cultivated by the Aztecs in Mexico long ago. It also may be extinct in the wild...with only some plants that have naturalized. Where,they didnt say. Ironic,sad, if not in their native haunts.

6 May, 2020


That is sad and its a gorgeous plant Stan perhaps they dont care for their native plants like other countries dont I bet there is nt many native uk plants grown filling gardens here in the UK here are some of the UK natives .

6 May, 2020


Thank you Penney and Kate.
I found a reference that it can flower 2 or 3 times a season,sort of confirming what I thought. No guarantee. Never is!

6 May, 2020


Thanks for the info re. This lovely exotic, Stan. Really interesting history behind it.

6 May, 2020


Thats great Stan if it flowers a few times more for you .

6 May, 2020

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