Tips For The Care Of Epiphyllum Anguliger

Last updated on October 23rd, 2023 at 09:03 pm

Epiphyllum anguliger, just like Epiphyllum oxypetalum, is a foliage cactus species that features wonderfully pretty, fragrant flowers. Caring for this decorative houseplant is quite simple. You need to pay attention to very little if you want to properly care for this leaf cactus.


How to water Epiphyllum anguliger correctly?

In the spring, slowly increase the amount of watering. During the warm season, Epiphyllum needs quite a lot of water, but does not tolerate waterlogging.

Tips For The Care Of Epiphyllum Anguliger

If possible, use rainwater, as calciferous water is harmful to the leaf cactus.

What should be considered when fertilizing?

Never fertilize Epiphyllum anguliger with cactus fertilizer! This type of cactus needs other nutrients. Use a normal flower fertilizer,(22,00€ at Amazon*) which you give every 14 days during the growing season. Reduce the amount of fertilizer to about half.

Are you allowed to cut Epiphyllum anguliger?

Pruning is not absolutely necessary. However, if the leaf cactus becomes too large for you, you are welcome to cut it back in the spring. The cut shoots can be used as cuttings for propagation.

When do you need to repot the leaf cactus?

Repotting is necessary only when the previous pot has become too small. The best time for repotting is early spring. Use a container with a drainage hole, which you fill with loose potting soil or special substrate for leaf cacti.

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What diseases and pests occur?

Diseases occur with improper care. If Epiphyllum anguliger stands too wet, the roots rot. If it is dry, the flowers will fall off.

Watch out for pests such as:

Scale insects
Spider mites
Whitish-green spots on the leaves indicate a fungal infection. Reddish spots will appear on the leaf cactus if it is in a location that is too cool.

How do you overwinter Epiphyllum anguliger?
Cool, bright location
temperatures between 15 and 18 degrees
never cooler than 10 degrees!
water little
do not fertilize
If you do not have a suitable place for overwintering, you may leave the Epiphyllum anguliger in the living room. It will then need to be watered more frequently.

However, without a cooler resting period, it will develop no or very few flowers the following year.

Epiphyllum anguliger is also called “saw-leaf cactus”. Its leaves are strongly serrated, so they look quite similar to a saw blade.


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