Disocatus nelsonii is an epiphytic trailing cactus with gorgeous, showy pink flowers in spring and summer. An easy plant to grow, it preferes filtered light and an organic, well draining loose substrate. Disocactus nelsonii is an easy care ephiphytic cactus, with long flattened stems that can reach 1.5m or more in length. Stems are green but can turn a reddish colour in bright light or when stressed.
Like many in the Disocactus genus, Disocactus nelsonii has very showy blooms. Pink to purple funnel shaped flowers, up to 10cm, will bloom in spring to summer.
Disocactus grow best in a position of filtered light. They do not like full sun. Plant in a well draining organic mix, such as an orchid mix and water when the soil is starting to dry out. They do not like to be over-watered.
Chiapasia nelsonii, Disocactus nelsonii subsp. Hondurensis, Disocactus nelsonii var. hondurensis, Disocactus nelsonii var. nelsonii, Epiphyllum nelsonii, Phyllocactus nelsonii, Phyllocactus chiapensis
Stems can grow upright for 30-40cm before starting to trail
Stems can grow to 1.5m in length
Bright green flattened stems, turning to reddish when in full light or stressed
Pink to purple, funnel shaped
Spring to early summer
Non toxic. Pet and child friendly.
Plant sizes may vary - plants are posted largest first - unless requested otherwise (please leave a note in cart). These plants are generally sent potted. Larger plants may be posted bare-rooted in sphagnum moss due to their fragile shape.
Delivers to: ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC
Plants are posted on Mondays as well as Tuesdays and Wednesdays to selected areas. Public holiday weeks differ. We use Australia Post Express Post for all plant deliveries.