This is one of the new American hybrids and unlike the older hybrids, it requires more warmth in the winter, so is better suited for the living room. Do bear in mind, though, that they will grow quite large. It is not as free-flowering as many other Epiphylliums, but they are well worth waiting for. As with all Epiphyliums, they are easy to propagate and the cut leaves can be left lying around for weeks before potting them up without drying out. It is even possible that they produce roots before you pot them up. Flowers can be produced after 3 or 4 years and can vary slightly in colour.
A very easy Epiphyllum to grow and flower. It flowers profusely and always in the spring. It can produces flowers after two years from cuttings taken after flowering which is quick for an Epiphyllium; it usually takes 3 or 4 years. Cuttings taken in the winter will flower in the following spring because the flower bud is already formed before you take the cutting. Deutsche Kaiserin is also known as Giant Empress.