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Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Epiphyllum guatemalense monstrosa

 

Epiphyllum 'Curly Locks', 'Curly Sue'

Epiphyllum curly locks has curly, curved stems. It has bright green, twisting stems and produces 3-inch wide white flowers with 6-inch long tubes that open at night.

 
plant Features
  • Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Epiphyllum 'Curly Locks', 'Curly Sue'

Latin name

Epiphyllum guatemalense monstrosa

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Epiphyllum Curly Locks, Curly Sue is 2.00meters x 1.50meters 2.00 M 1.50 M

Epiphyllum guatemalense monstrosa

Epiphyllum curly locks has curly, curved stems. It has bright green, twisting stems and produces 3-inch wide white flowers with 6-inch long tubes that open at night.


Planting young plants

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Epiphyllum typically don't like direct afternoon sunlight and should be in partial shade through the hottest hours. They can take direct sunlight in the morning and afternoons. A rich, fast-draining cactus mix is ideal. To plant, do this preferably during the warm season. To repot a cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

 

Propagation

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Epiphyllum are propagated from stem cuttings taken in late spring after flowering. Most cuttings require time to dry and produce a callus on the wound, this can take from a week to a day depending on size and type. Use John Innes No 1 with up to 30 percent by volume of added grit and keep the compost on the dry side to prevent the cutting rotting off. Always check what your individual specimen will require.

 
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