Pink Easter Cactus

SKU: MYBG-CACT-SCHL-PIEC
filler
Rs.350
Pot size: 4"

Flower Color

N/A

Flowering Season

N/A

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Maintenance

Low

Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots

Yes

Genus

Schlumbergera

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

The Easter cactus (Hatiora or Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri) is a close relative of the Christmas cactus and the orchid cactus which, to a beginning gardener, can be quite confusing.These plants perform best in bright light, but not direct sunlight.

Pink Easter Cactus

Environment

These plants perform best in bright light, but not direct sunlight. Unlike dessert cacti, these plants need cooler temperatures, even during the day, and will bloom for months in nighttime temperatures.

Keep the soil lightly moist and allow it to dry out before watering again. Good Easter cactus care means repotting the plant every two years in spring. The plants enjoy being pot bound, but give it new soil and return the plant to the same pot.

Description

The Easter cactus (Hatiora or Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri) is a close relative of the Christmas cactus and the orchid cactus which, to a beginning gardener, can be quite confusing. However, the main difference between the species is the bloom time, along with other major differences in appearance and growth habit.

Landscape Use

Mass planting and containers.

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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