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Schlumbergera truncata (Whitish to pale pink flowers)

A trailing, epiphytic cactus with showy white to pink flowers in winter to spring. A very hardy plant and easy to grow.

Filtered or dappled light

Keep Moist

Organic mix with bark

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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DESCRIPTION

The Schlumbergera truncata, often called Zygocactus, put on a gorgeous display of bloom in winter and spring. This plant, of unknown hybrid, having pretty white to pink flowers. They are a member of the 'Holiday Cactus' group and commonly known as the Thanksgiving Cactus, or False Christmas Cactus.

Schlumbergera truncata or Zygocactus are easy to grow, require minimal care and are very hardy. Water moderately, when the top layer of soil is dry and position the plant away from direct sunlight. Plant in a well draining mix of organic compost with bark pieces or perlite mixed in.

To get your Thanksgiving Cactus to produce masses of blooms, it needs a few weeks in autumn of short days (nights longer than 12 hours) and cool temperatures. Here in Tasmania, that's not a problem, but in warmer environments you may need to move your plant to an area that is dark and cool for longer. Bring your plant back out when the buds start to form.

Note: Plants may or may not be in bloom. If in bloom, it is possible that the flowers and buds may drop off during transit or shortly after.

Synonyms

Thanksgiving Cactus, False Christmas Cactus, Christmas Cactus, Crab Cactus, Zygocactus
Cactus truncatus, Cereus truncatus, Schlumbergera truncacta, Zygocactus truncatus

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