This plant has been growing in my garden (south India) for a while. Would like to know its name so that I can take better care of it. Thanks!

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    It looks like a younger version of this plant gardening.stackexchange.com/questions/30935/…
    – Alina
    Mar 12, 2017 at 10:02
  • Epiphyllum...but thinned because of low light? What is that tourniquet doing on the lower stem in the picture?
    – stormy
    Mar 12, 2017 at 19:56
  • Alina thanks for that. Looks like it's a Night Blooming Cereus. @stormy that's just to hold the plant upright after repotting.
    – Yeti
    Mar 13, 2017 at 5:49
  • I feel better but that needs to come off soon or even better get a little stick with a Y at the end to prop up that branch. Move the stick up and down every now and then. You want it to hold itself up and a brace like this will only make that branch weaker. No biggie. These plants like to 'fountain' over the sides of pots anyway.
    – stormy
    Mar 13, 2017 at 18:17

2 Answers 2


It's a Night Blooming Cereus (Epiphyllum oxypetalum).


This is definitely some kind of Cacti plant.

I would say it's from the Schlumbergera group.

It's quite easy to multiply by just cutting one of the healthy leaves and putting it in light humus in another pot.

  • Good info, but now I'm pretty sure it's Night Blooming Cereus. Thanks @Alina for the hint.
    – Yeti
    Mar 13, 2017 at 5:53

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