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A picture of a Hooker's Orchid Cactus

Hooker's Orchid Cactus

Epiphyllum hookeri

Also known as

Climbing Cactus, Nightblooming Cactus

Epiphyllum hookeri (2) by Justin Leonard (CC BY 2.0)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering


More images of Hooker's Orchid Cactus

A close up of a white Epiphyllum hookeri cactus flower
A close up of some white flowers on a Epiphyllum hookeri plant
A succulent Epiphyllum hookeri plant

Hooker's Orchid Cactus Overview

Epiphyllum hookeri is a climbing cactus species in the Cactaceae family. Originating from Mexico to Central America, it can be found from Trinidad to northern Venezuela. Commonly known by the names Hooker's Orchid Cactus or Climbing Cactus, amongst others. It produces narrow, fleshy stems with wavy edges and strongly scented, large, white flowers. This genus is known famously for its night-blooming, pure white flowers. These flower overnight and finish flowering in the space of one night, closing again in the morning. Grows best in partial shade, in very well-draining soil.

Special features of Hooker's Orchid Cactus

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers

Pot plant

Indoor plant