orchid cactus


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Noun1.orchid cactus - any cactus of the genus Epiphyllum having flattened jointed irregularly branching stems and showy tubular flowersorchid cactus - any cactus of the genus Epiphyllum having flattened jointed irregularly branching stems and showy tubular flowers
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Epiphyllum - small genus of tropical American (mainly Central America) cacti
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Epiphyllum is commonly called orchid cactus, which refers more to its conditions for growth than to its flowers.
Note the remarkable orchid cactus 700 kinds--flowering this month and next.
Brune's garden features a large variety of ivy, Boston ferns, epiphyllums - also called orchid cactus - and dwarf geraniums.