The genus Epiphyllum is commonly known by a few names, such as Orchid Cactus and Climbing Cactus. It produces distinctive fishbone-shaped foliage with zig-zag margins. This genus contains around 10 species with smooth, green, deeply lobed leaves. Lobes are rounded to rectangular and this species produces 6-20cm long, yellow or white, nocturnal and sweetly scented blooms. If you are an early riser and usually early to bed, you may miss the show! These plants appreciate cool temperatures and actually need to be exposed to between 10-15 degrees Celsius in winter for a couple of weeks to force their night-time blooms. This genus originates from Mexico and is commonly grown as an ornamental plant both in the house and outdoors in its native environment of tropical forests in Guerrero, Jalisco, Nayarit and Oaxaca. They are epiphytic and thus grow without the need for soil substrate, they are naturally found in the forks of tree branches or in rock crevices where enough humus has accumulated to retain moisture.