Selenicerus Chrysocardium

Selenicerus Chrysocardium (Epiphyllum Fern Cactus).

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Selenicerus chrysocardium is is a unique plant with a special appearance. It is commonly known by the name Fern Cactus after its characteristic fern-like leaves. It was also well known by the name Epiphyllum chrysocardium, however it was recently reclassified and is now included in the genus Selenicerus.
Selenicerus chrysocardium is
an epiphylic, spineless cactus and can reach a width of 1.8m. Its branching stems holding long pale green leaves with rounded lobes in a zig-zag pattern.
It can produce large funnel-shaped white flowers with long golden stamen filaments that reach up to 30cm long with a diameter of around 20cm that smells of sour cream. 

This species originates from Mexico and is commonly grown as an ornamental plant both outdoors in frost-free climates and also indoors as a popular houseplant. This unusual cactus is epiphytic and thus grows without the need for soil substrate, it’s naturally found in tropical forests, growing in the forks of tree branches or in rock crevices where enough humus has accumulated to retain moisture.
When grown indoors, it is important to keep it humid and warm during growing/flowering season. As an epiphyllic cactus it likes a light and airy compost as the roots need good airflow.
It needs bright indirect light. Water regularly in spring and summer, let the compost dry out somewhat between waterings. Water roughly every 3-4 weeks in the winter.

Please note that the photo is indicative, each plant has different shape and size. This plant comes in a plastic hanging pot.
Dimensions: pot size Ø 12 cm / vine length 40 cm (approx)
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Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 40 × 10 × 10 cm

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