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Easter Cactus
Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri (Schlumbergera bridgesii)


Epiphytic catus; stem jointed in segments; branches are flattened and weep gracefully.

Plant Form or Habit: cascading

Plant Use: rotational color hanging basket

Exposure: medium

Flower Color: red to purple

Blooming Period: spring winter

Height: 1 foot before it trails

Width: diameter of basked

Foliage Texture: medium

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: medium

Additional Comments: May survive in low light for a period of time; medium humidity to prevent shriveling of the stems; allow to dry slightly between waterings; allow the tempertaure to drop in the evening to help induce flowers.


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