Brahma kamal plant care

Brahma kamal plant care

Epiphyllum oxypeptalum is a beautiful plant that grows up to 10 feet tall. The flowers bloom from June through August. This plant has been used for centuries in China, Japan, Korea, and other Asian countries.

Brahma kamal is a plant species native to China, Japan, Korea, Mongolia, Russia, and Taiwan. The flowers are white and fragrant, and they bloom from April to June. This plant has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine to treat fever, coughs, and colds and is considered as a sacred plant.

These beautiful flowers are usually white flowers or pink flowers and grow in clusters at the end of long stalks. It is commonly called the Queen of the night, Night-blooming Cereus, Raat ki rani plant, Orchid cactus, and Lady of the night and has a strong fragrance.

The leaves of Brahma kamal are used to make tea. The tea is said to help relieve headaches, reduce fevers, and promote good digestion.

This beautiful flowering plant can be grown indoors or outdoors. It requires abundant light and lots of water. You may want to use fertilizer once in 2-3 weeks if you're growing this plant outside.

The family name comes from the Greek word “epi” meaning above and “phyllo” meaning leaf.

These plants are known as climbing vines because their stems climb over objects and get tangled into other plants. It is also grown as an ornamental plant. Brahma kamalam is a great plant to have in your terrace garden.

To grow Brahma Kamal plant, you need to take leaf cuttings and put them into well-draining soil. Keep this plant in an area with indirect sunlight and water it only when the top layer of soil dries out. This plant needs to be protected from direct sunlight and overwatered. Repotting this plant can be repotted only when required. 

Brahma kamal is a plant that flowers in spring and summer. They bloom in the night time. Their blooms have a beautiful fragrance and emit a strong scent to attract pollinators. Bats and moths are the pollinators. The flower stays only for one night. 

How to care for your plant 

Brahma kamal are easy to grow. All you need to do is provide them with enough sunlight and nutrients. They require full sun exposure. You can use a garden or indoor pots.

They don't like being kept in dark places. If you want to grow epiphyllums indoors, then you should use fluorescent lights. These lights give off more heat than normal bulbs. This means that they may dry out your house if you leave them on for long periods of time. To avoid this problem, you should turn off your lights when you're not using them.

Make sure that you fertilize your plant once every two weeks. Use a fertilizer that will promote growth. Water your plant regularly. Keep your plant well-watered until the soil becomes dry.

You can repot your plant every year. Repotting ensures that your plant gets all the necessary nutrients. If you notice that your plant looks sickly, then you should repot it immediately. Repotting prevents diseases from spreading.

In order to prevent your Brahma kamal from getting too much light, you should place it in a shaded area. You can also feed your plant with organic matter. Organic matter provides your Brahma kamalam with vitamins and minerals.

Brahma kamal plant


Brahma kamalam needs a fast-draining soil type or potting soil medium. If it is growing in a container ensure that it has enough drainage holes.


Brahma Kamal plant is a type of cactus, succulent plant. Succulents store water in their leaves. So, when you water it, make sure to check the soil first. If the upper layer looks dry, then you shouldn't water it too much. But if the soil moist, then you should wait on watering it. Overwatering will cause root rot.


You should fertilize your Brahma kamalam with compost manure once every month. The application of fertilizer can help your plant produce new growth. It ensures you have a healthy plant.


If you notice that your plant's pot is getting too small, then you should repot your plant. Make sure that you remove all of the old soil before you repot your plant. Also, make sure that you add fresh soil. Water your Brahma kamal thoroughly after you repot it.


If you live in a place where there is no natural light, then you should buy some artificial lighting. Artificial lighting helps your Brahma kamal stay active during the winter months and can grow them as indoor plants as well. It can be grown with indirect light from a sunny window as well. Indirect sunlight will prevent the burning of leaves in peak summers.


You can propagate this plant by taking a leaf cutting. To do so, take a cutting from the fleshy stem leaves of your plant or mature leaves. Take a piece of root ball and insert the erect leaf into a pot filled with moistened peat moss.

Place the pot in a sunny location. After three days, move the pot to a shady spot. After a couple of weeks, when the tip of the cutting starts to sprout, you know that it's time to transplant it into a larger container or a larger plastic pot. 

Keep your Brahma kamal away from drafts. If you keep it near windows, then it might lose moisture.

When you water your plant, make sure that the soil is completely soaked. 

Your Brahma kamalam needs to have plenty of air circulation around it.

Brahma kamal plant

Uses of Brahma kamalam

Epiphyllum oxypetalum has been used for centuries to treat skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis. The plant also contains anti-inflammatory properties which makes it useful for treating arthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.

The plant is also known to reduce inflammation in the body. It can help people who suffer from asthma and allergies.

This plant is also used to improve blood circulation. It increases oxygen flow throughout the body.

Brahma kamalam is good for those suffering from insomnia. It helps them sleep better at night.

The plant can also cure headaches. It reduces tension and stress.

The plant is very effective against colds. It stimulates the immune system and strengthens the respiratory tract.

The plant is also said to be helpful in curing cancer.

The plant is considered to be one of the best plants for weight loss. It helps boost metabolism and burns fat faster.

Brahma kamalam is believed to increase energy levels. It improves stamina and endurance.

It can be used to relieve constipation. It promotes digestion.

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Dr. Vandana K.