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Disocactus Ackermannii in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Disocactus ackermannii

 

Disocactus 'Ackermannii'

Disocactus ackermannii grows into a spray formation with curved stems, and has the appearance of a cactus growing like a fern. These cacti make excellent house plants, but Disocactus ackermannii is very slow growing. It has brilliant beautiful red flowers. Disocactus is a genus containing epiphytic cactus from Mexico to South America. It now includes all the species from the genera Aporocactus, Bonifazia, Chiapasia, Heliocereus, Lobeira, Nopalxochia, Pseudonopalxochia, and Wittia.

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plant Features
  • Disocactus Ackermannii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Disocactus Ackermannii likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Disocactus Ackermannii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Disocactus Ackermannii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Disocactus 'Ackermannii'

Latin name

Disocactus ackermannii

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.5 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Disocactus Ackermannii likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Disocactus Ackermannii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Disocactus Ackermannii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Disocactus Ackermannii likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Disocactus Ackermannii is 0.60meters x 0.60meters 0.60 M 0.60 M

Disocactus ackermannii

Disocactus ackermannii grows into a spray formation with curved stems, and has the appearance of a cactus growing like a fern. These cacti make excellent house plants, but Disocactus ackermannii is very slow growing. It has brilliant beautiful red flowers. Disocactus is a genus containing epiphytic cactus from Mexico to South America. It now includes all the species from the genera Aporocactus, Bonifazia, Chiapasia, Heliocereus, Lobeira, Nopalxochia, Pseudonopalxochia, and Wittia.


Planting young plants

From Early Summer TO Late Summer

Disocactus typically don't like direct afternoon sunlight and should be in partial shade through the hottest hours. They can take direct sunlight in the morning and afternoons. A rich, fast-draining cactus mix is ideal. To plant, do this preferably during the warm season. To repot a cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot.

 

Propagation

From Late Spring TO Late Spring

Disocactus Ackermannii are propagated from stem cuttings taken in late spring after flowering. Most cuttings require time to dry and produce a callus on the wound, this can take from a week to a day depending on size and type. Use John Innes No 1 with up to 30 percent by volume of added grit and keep the compost on the dry side to prevent the cutting rotting off. Always check what your individual specimen will require.

 
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