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F. monstrosa

Epiphyllum guatemalense

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F. monstrosa is part of the Epiphyllum genus and its scientific name is Epiphyllum guatemalense.

This curly leaved cactus produces edible fruits and it is easily grown in containers. Ideal for hanging baskets.

F. monstrosa grows as a perennial and is a flowering succulent / flower. Being a perennial plant, it tends to grow best over several years (approx 3 years and greater).

F. monstrosa normally grows with a scandent habit to a mature height of 45.0 cm (that's 1.46 feet imperial).

F. monstrosa is great for inexperienced gardeners and those that like low maintainance gardens.

This plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about F. monstrosa have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow F. monstrosa

  • Partial Sun

  • Dappled Sun

  • Low

Hold watering during the winter months and fertilize regularly.

Plant in a location that enjoys partial sun / dappled sun and remember to apply water fairly sparingly. The USDA Zones typically associated with F. monstrosa are Zone 10 and Zone 11. F. monstrosa requires a soil ph of 6.1 - 7.8 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil - weakly alkaline soil. Keep in mind when planting that F. monstrosa is thought of as tender, so it is really important to ensure that the outside temperature is well above freezing before planting or moving outdoors.

See our list of companion Plants for F. monstrosa to see which plants you should plant in close proximity to encourage growth.

Growing F. monstrosa from seed

Transplanting F. monstrosa

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as F. monstrosa is a tender plant.

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Other names for F. monstrosa

Twisted Curly locks cactus

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