Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum

  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Flower name
    Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Scientific name
    Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • AliasDutchman's Pipe, 月下美人, Epiphyllum oxypetalum
  • Place of originMexico
  • Place of floweringBotanical Gardens, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJune, July, August, September, October, November
  • Language of flowersGlossy beauty

What is Epiphyllum oxypetalum

Epiphyllum oxypetalum, commonly known as 'Dutchman's Pipe' (scientific name: Epiphyllum oxypetalum) is a semi-cold, evergreen perennial succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native to Mexico. Glossy white big wheat blossoms. In Japan, it is an overnight blossom that blooms from early summer to fall night to next morning. Pollination by small bat is done in origin, but in Japan, breeding is done by artificial pollination. Flower language is "Glossy beauty". The origin of the flower language is due to the fact that a large white flower is made to bloom, and calyx surrounds it to make it stand out, and an intense fragrance is produced at the time of flowering.
Flowers and fruits are edible. This species belongs to the same family jaccinated cotton which is similar to a white flower of a cactus. Flowering time and length are different. While Peacock Serrata bloom from the daytime and bloom for a long time, this species begins to bloom from nighttime and disappears in about 3 hours.

Generic name:Epiphyllum oxypetalum,aka: Dutchman's Pipe, Gekka bijin (Japanese), Place of Origin: Mexico, Environment: Tropical forest, Plant height: 100-200 cm, Corolla diameter: 20 - 25 cm, Flower color: White, Flowering period: June to November, Flowering time: Night to Next morning, Characteristics: Strong aroma, Reproduction method: Artificial pollination (Japan), small bat (native).


  • Eye
    Caryophyllales
  • Family
    Cactaceae
  • Genus
    Epiphyllum
  • Species
    E. oxypetalum
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Multi-petaled
  • Leaf type
    oblong
  • Edge of the leaf
    Wavy
  • Life typeHalf-Hardy and Evergreen perennial succulent herbs
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower20.0 ~ 25.0 cm

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