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Location

  • Safari Park

Bloom time (approximate):

  • Spring

Gardens

Plants: Species

Epiphyllum: Jungle or Orchid Cactus Epiphyllum

FAMILY: CACTACEAE (Cactus Family)

E is for epiphyllum. The words "jungle cactus" or "orchid cactus" may seem like oxymorons, but these orchid cacti were originally found dangling from trees in South American jungles. Don't miss the Safari Park's Epiphyllum House in springtime, when the flat, trailing stems are transformed by dazzling flowers.