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Epiphyllum are epiphytic cacti as their name suggests. Some call them orchid cactus due to their large bright blooms and growth habit. Epiphytic plants grow on other plants, not in a parasitic fashion but as hosts. They are not cold hardy and generally can be found only as houseplants or greenhouse specimens.
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Northern Star' produces large tubers with a reddish-purple skin and a nutty flavoured, drier, creamy white flesh. The leaves are heart-shaped, dark green with purple stems. It is hardy and resistant to soil insects. It produces well even in cooler areas. 'Northern Star' is also sometimes sold as kumara. It does not store as well as 'Beauregard' and is prone to cracking.