Schlumbergera truncata 'Caribbean Dancer' has gorgeous bright red flowers wth a pale centre. Schlumbergera truncata are one of the 'Holiday Cactus' plants and commonly known as the Thanksgiving Cactus, or False Christmas Cactus. They bloom mid to late autumn through to spring.
The 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.
Pale to dark green, segmented branches. Flushes red easily when in bright light or stressed. Woody stems as it matures.
Large bright red, showy, with pale centre
Late autum to early spring
Non toxic. Safe around pets and children.
Plant sizes may vary - plants are posted largest first - unless requested otherwise (please leave a note in cart). Smaller plants posted in pots, larger plants may be sent bare-rooted due to their fragile nature.
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.