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Easter Cactus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Hatiora gaertneri

 

Easter Cactus

The Easter Cactus is a lovely pot plant which comes in a variety of different colours. Hatiora gaertneri is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its scarlet flowers. It usually flowers in late Spring.The Easter cactus is thought to be more difficult to grow than the Christmas or Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera).

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plant Features
  • Easter Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Easter Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Easter Cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Easter Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Easter Cactus

Latin name

Hatiora gaertneri

type

Epiphyte

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Easter Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Easter Cactus is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Easter Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Easter Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant
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    When the plant will bloom

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Easter Cactus is 0.60meters x 0.50meters 0.60 M 0.50 M

Hatiora gaertneri

The Easter Cactus is a lovely pot plant which comes in a variety of different colours. Hatiora gaertneri is widely cultivated as an ornamental plant for its scarlet flowers. It usually flowers in late Spring.The Easter cactus is thought to be more difficult to grow than the Christmas or Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera).


Flowering Season

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

In early spring, this cactus will form stunning starburst shaped flowers.. These large blooms are typically 3 inches (7.5 cm) across, with yellow stamen in the center.

 

Planting

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Due to its natural growing environment being on rocks or trees, this cactus requires rough soil to grow well. A 1:1 mixture of potting soil to pumice, tree bark, or perlite is required. Pumice is preferred.

 
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