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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Other common names
pond lily cactus empress of Germany
Nopalxochia are evergreen epiphytic cacti with branching, jointed stems composed of strap-shaped, toothed segments, bearing showy funnel-shaped, red or pink flowers in early summer, followed by fleshy red fruits
N. phyllanthoides is an evergreen cactus with erect, flattened stems to 40cm in height, bearing bell- or funnel-shaped pink flowers to 10cm across
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or East-facing or North-facing
Time to ultimate height
Grow under glass in a slightly acid, epiphytic cactus compost in bright filtered light and moderate humidity, away from draughts. During the growing season water freely and feed with a half strength balanced liquid fertilizer monthly. Keep just moist in winter
Propagate by seed sown at 19 - 24ºC in early spring or by cuttings of stem sections
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Mealybugs may be a problem
Generally disease free
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