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Description for Brahma Kamal, Epiphyllum oxypetalum
Interesting Fact: The interesting features is its leaves attached to each other and You know? Just put the one leaf in soil and you can get a new plant from it!! Wow, that is wonderful.
Epiphyllum oxypetalum is an erect or semi-erect, branching, epiphytic cactus up to 6 m tall with cylindrical stems, bearing elliptic, leaf-like, scalloped, dark green branches.
The large, funnel-shaped, white flowers are up to 28 cm long. This fragrant, nocturnal bloom opens in the late evening and closes again at sunrise. The flowers are followed by small, up to 10 cm long, oblong, purplish-red, angled fruits.
Planting and care
This unusual cactus is easy to start from a cutting in the early spring season. Re-pot with the following proportions: 3 parts of potting soil, 1 part of grit (pumice), 1 part of the horticultural-grade sand, 1/2 part of the compost etc.
Caring for Brahma Kamal
- Keep in a bright sunny location.
- Try not to water the leaves, give water to soil only.
- Avoid overwatering as the roots may get rot.
- Water the plant in a morning, between 8 to 10 am.
- Avoid keeping in suffocated areas or in dark room.
- While, re-potting or propagating try not to disturb the roots.
Typical uses of Brahma Kamal
Special features: Attractive flower
Culinary use: NA
Ornamental use: The plant is used for an ornamental purpose.
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Its wrong inflation that, its blooms once in 14 yrs.. I have plant from last 14 yers and ht wl b apprx 8ft and evry yr its blooming and that more than 10 flowers at a time, we wt till 12 midnight and perform pooja.
got healthy plant
Perfect product to improve the ambience in your home and give it a fresh look!
Just too beautiful! Plant is very positive and green...Feeling so good
Pot seems to be really small. DO I have to shift the plan to the bigger pot as it starts growing in a few months?
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