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Old 07-21-2015, 07:37 PM
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Queen of the night


mine is not the cactus ,, it has long slender scalloped leaves and tendrils with air roots the tendrils can expand out as far as 5' , its pot bound now and not sure whether to cut it back or just repot the plant ! It grows tendrils and leaves but no flower !

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Old 07-21-2015, 08:52 PM
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Hi Contary, and welcome.

"Queen of the Night" (Epiphyllum oxypetalum), is wonderful , and yep, it's a member of the cactus family.
I find that mine blooms much better when it is rather potbound, so I hesitate to repot unless it is truly necessary.
When I think it REALLY needs it, I usually wait another year.

Adventitious roots (air roots) are natural to many species of Epiphyllum, and they are not usually a cause for concern - unless they are occurring in great profusion, in which case they may be indicating that growing conditions could be improved (could be moisture or light levels, or being significantly under-potted).

This bit is sheer guesssing, on my part, because I'm not sure what you mean by "tendrils", but if you mean that your plant has some skinnier, whippy-looking green growths, then that might be "etiolated" growth, which is generally a good indicator that light levels are lower than ideal - and low light levels can be a cause low (or no) flower production, too.

There is a very nice article HERE which contains lots of good advice and some nice pictures.

Again, welcome to the group, glad you found us.
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