Epiphyllum guatemalense

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Epiphyllum guatemalense 32 Seeds & Kit


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Cactus Seed Growing System Kit Instructions

Step One: Remove plastic wrap from seed starting supplies; 10oz cup, peat pot, seed package and plastic baggie containing growing medium.


Step Two: Pour growing medium into peat pot at bottom of 10oz cup, and set plastic baggie aside.


Step Three: Pour 1/8 cup of distilled or filtered water into 10oz cup, soaking the growing medium and peat pot. Water may take several minutes to soak in.


Step Four: Open seed package and sprinkle seeds on top of wet growing medium.


Step Five: Keep seeds wet inside of plastic baggie, and then remove baggie after seeds begin to germinate.


Ambient daytime temperature for seeds to germinate will need to be over 70 degrees Fahrenheit. Germination times will vary between 1 to 4 weeks, and some cactus seeds may germinate as late as 2 years after having been planted.


After seeds begin to germinate remove plastic baggie keeping seedlings uncovered. Water seedlings alternating between wet and dry growing medium until seedlings are large enough to transplant into their own small flower pots.


Epiphyllum guatemalense

Adult Plant Growing Information

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Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.

Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.

Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.

Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.

Yes - flowers easily as a house plant. This variety is likely to flower as a house plant, but results will depend on a variety of growing conditions.

good locations

These seeds can be started in almost any growing medium ,and they like wet soil with warm conditions. Germination will more likely occur if the soil temperature is above 80 °F in the daytime and close to 60 °F at night. They remain small for several years and will take 8 years before reaching a large sprawling size. They are small compared to many epiphyte species and may become around 3 feet across as a full sized plant. Thriving in low light conditions guatemalense is a good fit for a window hanging basket plant.

Sometime this species of Cacti is called "Curly White Night" which is a common name.

The flowers Epiphyllum guatemalense makes are long slender funnels with small white petals producing a bloom less than a few inches across. As a house plant they will make flowers almost any time of the year, but tend to make only one flower at a time. The flowers produce seed pods which can be cleaned for the seeds when the pod begins to show cracks in the skin. New plants can be grown from seeds and it takes about 8 years for the plants to grow large enough to bloom. Stem cuttings are a fast and easy way to root new plants from, and they can be rooted in either soil or water.

NOTE: The Epiphyllum Guatemalense usually has flowers which open, but the version of this plant offered for sale is atypical for this species. Plants grown from these seeds will produce self fertile flowers which usually do not open. Their beauty is less in the flowers and more appreciation can be held for them for their sculptural curly stems.


Epiphyllum guatemalense puts out curly wavy multiple stems sprawling from the base of the plant, and they grow to about a meter wide.


Guatemala, Honduras and Mexico

plant propagation origin

Plants and seeds are produced by windowsillcactus.com.

items included in purchase

Purchase price includes 21 Epiphyllum guatemalense seeds.

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