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  • Botanical Name: Epiphyllum guatemalense
  • Common Names: Orchid Cactus ‘Curly Sue’

Orchid Cactus Curly Sue: Botanical Elegance Unfurled

The Orchid Cactus Curly Sue, scientifically known as Disocactus ackermannii ‘Curly Sue,’ unfolds a mesmerizing display of botanical elegance. Originating from Mexico, this epiphytic cactus showcases distinctive flattened stems adorned with intricate curly edges, resembling delicate tendrils. In spring and summer, it bursts into a profusion of vivid, orchid-like blooms in shades of pink and red. Thriving in well-draining soil and bright, indirect light, the Curly Sue becomes a captivating addition to succulent collections. With its unique form and vibrant blossoms, this orchid cactus invites you to witness the unfolding beauty of nature in every curled petal.

Orchid Cactus Curly Sue Care Guide: Unveiling the Elegance of Curled Blooms

Delve into the enchanting world of the Orchid Cactus Curly Sue, a distinctive and elegant cactus variety celebrated for its unique curled blooms. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to guide you through nurturing and appreciating the exquisite beauty of your Curly Sue, creating a floral spectacle within your living space.

I. Light:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Place the Orchid Cactus Curly Sue in bright, indirect light to encourage blooming and vibrant growth.
  2. Filtered Sunlight: Shield from direct sunlight; provide filtered sunlight or partial shade, especially during the intense midday sun.

II. Temperature:

  1. Moderate Temperatures: Maintain a temperature range of 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C) for optimal growth.
  2. Cooler Nights in Winter: Mimic its natural environment by providing slightly cooler temperatures at night during the winter rest period.

III. Humidity:

  1. Moderate Humidity Tolerance: Adaptable to average indoor humidity levels; mist occasionally during dry spells.
  2. Good Air Circulation: Ensure proper air circulation to prevent fungal issues, especially in humid conditions.

IV. Watering:

  1. Moderate Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season, allowing the top inch to dry out between waterings.
  2. Reduce Watering in Winter: Scale back watering in the winter rest period, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings.

V. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Plant in a well-draining cactus or orchid mix to prevent waterlogged conditions.
  2. Add Perlite or Sand: Enhance the mix with perlite or sand for improved aeration and drainage.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Blooming Fertilizer: Feed with a fertilizer high in phosphorus during the blooming season to promote flower production.
  2. Dilution for Young Plants: Dilute fertilizer for young Orchid Cactus Curly Sue or those recently repotted.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Minimal Pruning: Trim or prune sparingly to maintain the natural shape; remove dead or decaying stems as needed.
  2. Prune After Blooming: Light pruning after blooming can encourage branching and a more compact growth habit.

VIII. Support:

  1. Sturdy Support for Blooms: Provide support for heavy blooms to prevent breakage, especially during peak flowering.
  2. Gentle Tying: Use soft ties to secure stems to supports, avoiding damage to the delicate stems.

IX. Repotting:

  1. When Root-Bound: Repot when the roots outgrow the current container, typically every 2-3 years.
  2. Post-Blooming Ideal: Repot after the blooming period, allowing the plant to recover from any stress.

X. Propagation:

  1. Stem Cuttings: Propagate through stem cuttings during the growing season; allow cut ends to dry before planting in a suitable rooting medium.
  2. Rooting Hormone for Success: Use rooting hormone to enhance the success of stem cuttings.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Bud Drop: Ensure consistent watering and avoid sudden changes in environmental conditions to prevent bud drop.
  2. Yellowing Stems: Adjust watering if stems become yellow; ensure proper drainage to prevent overwatering.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Highlight Curled Blooms: Showcase the unique curled blooms of the Curly Sue by placing it where the flowering spectacle can be admired.
  2. Create a Blooming Corner: Position the Orchid Cactus Curly Sue as a focal point in your living space, creating a corner of floral elegance.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Orchid Cactus Curly Sue as it graces your living space with its distinctive curled blooms. Following this care guide tailored to its specific needs, you’ll cultivate a floral spectacle, adding a touch of elegance to your indoor sanctuary. May your Curly Sue bloom abundantly, creating an enduring display of floral charm in your home.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $50.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Orchid Cactus Curly Sue

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   Free Shipping on Order more than $50
   We offer replacement or a refund for damaged plant
   Only ship the healthy plants to you
   Over 400+ plants you can choose for your home

add a pot for your plant

quick plant care guide

Product Information

Information

  • Botanical Name: Epiphyllum guatemalense
  • Common Names: Orchid Cactus ‘Curly Sue’

Orchid Cactus Curly Sue: Botanical Elegance Unfurled

The Orchid Cactus Curly Sue, scientifically known as Disocactus ackermannii ‘Curly Sue,’ unfolds a mesmerizing display of botanical elegance. Originating from Mexico, this epiphytic cactus showcases distinctive flattened stems adorned with intricate curly edges, resembling delicate tendrils. In spring and summer, it bursts into a profusion of vivid, orchid-like blooms in shades of pink and red. Thriving in well-draining soil and bright, indirect light, the Curly Sue becomes a captivating addition to succulent collections. With its unique form and vibrant blossoms, this orchid cactus invites you to witness the unfolding beauty of nature in every curled petal.

Orchid Cactus Curly Sue Care Guide: Unveiling the Elegance of Curled Blooms

Delve into the enchanting world of the Orchid Cactus Curly Sue, a distinctive and elegant cactus variety celebrated for its unique curled blooms. This comprehensive care guide is meticulously crafted to guide you through nurturing and appreciating the exquisite beauty of your Curly Sue, creating a floral spectacle within your living space.

I. Light:

  1. Bright, Indirect Light: Place the Orchid Cactus Curly Sue in bright, indirect light to encourage blooming and vibrant growth.
  2. Filtered Sunlight: Shield from direct sunlight; provide filtered sunlight or partial shade, especially during the intense midday sun.

II. Temperature:

  1. Moderate Temperatures: Maintain a temperature range of 60°F to 80°F (15°C to 27°C) for optimal growth.
  2. Cooler Nights in Winter: Mimic its natural environment by providing slightly cooler temperatures at night during the winter rest period.

III. Humidity:

  1. Moderate Humidity Tolerance: Adaptable to average indoor humidity levels; mist occasionally during dry spells.
  2. Good Air Circulation: Ensure proper air circulation to prevent fungal issues, especially in humid conditions.

IV. Watering:

  1. Moderate Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist during the growing season, allowing the top inch to dry out between waterings.
  2. Reduce Watering in Winter: Scale back watering in the winter rest period, allowing the soil to dry out more between waterings.

V. Soil:

  1. Well-Draining Mix: Plant in a well-draining cactus or orchid mix to prevent waterlogged conditions.
  2. Add Perlite or Sand: Enhance the mix with perlite or sand for improved aeration and drainage.

VI. Fertilization:

  1. Blooming Fertilizer: Feed with a fertilizer high in phosphorus during the blooming season to promote flower production.
  2. Dilution for Young Plants: Dilute fertilizer for young Orchid Cactus Curly Sue or those recently repotted.

VII. Pruning:

  1. Minimal Pruning: Trim or prune sparingly to maintain the natural shape; remove dead or decaying stems as needed.
  2. Prune After Blooming: Light pruning after blooming can encourage branching and a more compact growth habit.

VIII. Support:

  1. Sturdy Support for Blooms: Provide support for heavy blooms to prevent breakage, especially during peak flowering.
  2. Gentle Tying: Use soft ties to secure stems to supports, avoiding damage to the delicate stems.

IX. Repotting:

  1. When Root-Bound: Repot when the roots outgrow the current container, typically every 2-3 years.
  2. Post-Blooming Ideal: Repot after the blooming period, allowing the plant to recover from any stress.

X. Propagation:

  1. Stem Cuttings: Propagate through stem cuttings during the growing season; allow cut ends to dry before planting in a suitable rooting medium.
  2. Rooting Hormone for Success: Use rooting hormone to enhance the success of stem cuttings.

XI. Common Issues:

  1. Bud Drop: Ensure consistent watering and avoid sudden changes in environmental conditions to prevent bud drop.
  2. Yellowing Stems: Adjust watering if stems become yellow; ensure proper drainage to prevent overwatering.

XII. Aesthetic Tips:

  1. Highlight Curled Blooms: Showcase the unique curled blooms of the Curly Sue by placing it where the flowering spectacle can be admired.
  2. Create a Blooming Corner: Position the Orchid Cactus Curly Sue as a focal point in your living space, creating a corner of floral elegance.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of the Orchid Cactus Curly Sue as it graces your living space with its distinctive curled blooms. Following this care guide tailored to its specific needs, you’ll cultivate a floral spectacle, adding a touch of elegance to your indoor sanctuary. May your Curly Sue bloom abundantly, creating an enduring display of floral charm in your home.

Planting Accessories

Elevate your gardening experience with our exquisite collection of planting accessories. Whether you're a seasoned horticulturist or just starting your journey into the world of plants, our range of accessories is designed to add a touch of sophistication to your gardening endeavors.

Check more

Winter Protection

Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

FAQ

Certainly, each plant is delivered with a Nursery Pot only. You have the flexibility to choose your preferred pot and repot the plant upon arrival.

If your region experiences cold temperatures below 50°F, consider our "Winter Plant Shipping Protection" to safeguard your plant from cold-related damage.

Please take note of the following:

  • Winter Protection is essential for orders in areas with daytime temperatures below 50°F. If temperatures plummet below 0°F, we'll postpone shipping until conditions improve, and we'll notify you accordingly.

  • Orders lacking Winter Protection may be canceled if temperatures in your area dip below 50°F.

  • Without "Winter Plant Shipping Protection," we cannot offer refunds or replacements for cold-related plant damage. Your plant's well-being is our priority.

Shipping within the USA:

At UrbanPlantNook, we provide nationwide shipping services. Utilizing specially designed plant packaging, we expedite the delivery of plants across the country. Through rigorous testing and refinement, we have developed a winning formula to ensure the highest quality plants upon delivery.

We’ve established reliable partnerships with USPS to facilitate the delivery of plants throughout North America. We are so confident in these partnerships that we guarantee your plants will arrive in excellent condition.

Order Processing:

We maintain year-round shipping, unaffected by local weather conditions. Typically, your order is processed within 2-5 business days from the date of your order placement. Once we’ve shipped your order, you will promptly receive an USPS Tracking Number to track the delivery progress in detail.

Shipping Fees:

Our shipping fees are straightforward. At checkout, you will be charged a flat rate of $9.99 for all orders, regardless of their size and location in the United Stated. However, we also have a fantastic offer: if your order total exceeds $50, you qualify for free shipping.

  • Flat Shipping Rate $9.99 for order under $49.99
  • Free shipping for order more than $50.00

Note: If your order is $199.00 or above, please choose the free shipping method during the checkout process.

Delivery Timeline:

Your parcel is expected to reach your doorstep within a span of 7-14 working days. It’s important to note that the precise delivery timeframe depends on the USPS Delivery Schedule, over which we have limited control. However, rest assured that as soon as your order is dispatched, you will receive a USPS Tracking Number for real-time monitoring.

Our Guarantee:

We take meticulous care in packaging our plants to ensure they arrive in pristine condition. Every plant comes with a 7-day guarantee, providing coverage in case it arrives damaged. If you encounter any issues with your order, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us via email.

We stand firmly behind our products and aim for your complete satisfaction. When you purchase plants from UrbanPlantNook, you can do so with confidence, knowing that your purchase is risk-free.

International Shipping:

As of now, we are only able to provide shipping services within the United States.

Absolutely, we offer a shipping guarantee. We carefully pack each plant in a sturdy carton box to ensure safe delivery. In the rare event of shipping damage, you have a 7-day window to request a refund or replacement. For more detail, please check our Return & Refund & Replacement Policy

We meticulously package our plants for safe delivery in custom-fitted, sturdy carton boxes. These boxes are designed to prevent any shifting during shipment, ensuring your plants arrive in excellent condition. For detailed packaging information, please refer to this link: Our Packing Process

Certainly, should you wish to make changes or cancel your order, kindly reach out within 12 hours of order confirmation. Once your order reaches the "Packing" status, it becomes unmodifiable. For further information, please refer to this page: Order Cancellation & Modification Policy

If you're unsure about your USDA Zone, you can find it by following this link: USDA Zone Map

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