Epiphyllum 'Curly Sue' has green, succulent-like foliage that twists and turns as it matures. A very interesting and low maintenance plant that can trail over 1 metre.
It will thrive in bright, indirect light. Can be grown indoors, or outdoors in a protected area.
As it is commonly grown indoors, it should be kept at least 50 cm away from windows that receive midday or afternoon sun. The glass in the windows can multiply the heat from the sun’s rays, causing sunburned leaves.
It produces 8cm wide white flowers with 12cm long tubes that open at night. It is pollinated by moths and bats, and these night animals can see the big white blooms easily.
Epiphyllum seldom needs to be watered more than once a week. Check before watering by pressing your finger into the soil to a depth of 2cm. Postpone watering if the soil is moist. You can also use a moisture meter to help you determine whether it is time to water.
It likes to drain after watering so never have a saucer under the pot when watering.
It will thrive in a free draining cacti compost mix.
Epiphyllum is on the ASPCA's Non Toxic to Pets list. For more information about toxic and non-toxic plants please click on the following link - https://www.aspca.org/pet-care/animal-poison-control/toxic-and-non-toxic-plants/a
Pictured here in a 13cm pot, it will be posted potted.