This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V20", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
E. B. C, Winona, Ohio, says :"Will the editor of the Monthly please give the method of growing Epiphyllum truncatum and vars, so as to induce them to bloom. I have plants one year from cutting, on their own roots, which, as yet show no indications of flowering, although they have made good growth. What season of the year is best to propagate so as to induce them to flower about New Year's, and what method of treatment would bring about this ? Perhaps some of the correspondents of the Monthly, for instance, J. Taplin, could write an article, giving detail wanted. I understand James Taplin has been very successful with these plants, is why I instance him.