hello . I posted a pic of one of my night blooming epis on the show'n tell forum but would like to ID this one. I have the name of the other as Oxypetalum thanks to Lin over there
This plant pictured is one that started out as a hanging specimen in a large basket. When it got too long, I moved it to a tree. It now hangs in the tree with the wide, flat leaves hanging , but has put up gorwth into the tree . The new branches are more like day bloomers They are quite long with smaller branches coming off and the color is different. I was wondering if anyone here could tell me what it is. It does not look like the hookerii on the other forum . Is this just a weird plant with two sets of different leaves or is this normal. I vaguely remember the seller saying it had a white spidery flower but as it has never flowered , I don't know. I know all my usual day blooming epis can have varied growth on the same plant.
Hello Carol. I'm still watching the other epi with the bud but this one has never flowered either. I live in hope. Maybe next year. I will show it photos of what it should do. I love my day bloomers more because they flower when I can see them.
Sandy, I have lots of the day blooming epis that have different types of branches on the same plant. Thin, fat, triangular. My night bloomers do the same. The one pictured above only started to get those flatter skinny stems when i put in out in the tree. Must have known it wanted to climb. The other is oxypetalum with flat leaves similar to this but they are more shiny and not as long. It sends up long thin round shoots that will put out the flat leaves that hang down. Certainly a weird bunch of plants but beautiful.
Flower of my other night bloomer, oxypetalum.