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Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri

Easter cactus

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Features

  • BloomsMarch
  • Height0.15m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.2m to 0.25m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourOrange, red
  • Leaf ColourGreen

Description

Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri (Easter cactus). This species is a low growing bushy perennial, It produces a flat segmented growth with profuse orange-red flowers which bloom in the spring, They will prefer partial shade, with a rich soil mixture.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent or Cactus

Other common names

Whitsun cactus

Origin

Brazil

Interest and use

Ornamental, greenhouse, indoors, container

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • Soil pH7.0
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 6-10C and will require partial shade with rich well drained soil. You need to water well in the summer,

Propagation

Propagation is by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

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