Orchid Cactus is a genus of epiphytic plants of the Cactus family, with about 20 species. Mexico is the birthplace of the flower, as well as the tropics and subtropics of the Americas. The plant was first described in 1812, and today Orchid Cactus is a popular houseplant.
Orchid Cactus is a succulent plant with long, branching stems, drooping or creeping, sometimes with wavy edges. The stems can be flat or triangular with aerial roots. The plant has large funnel-shaped flowers that can open both day and night. The fruits are large, often prickly, reddish in color, edible, with a banana-pineapple-strawberry taste.