Hatiora

 

Hatiora is a genus of epiphytic cacti. It contains less than half a dozen species, mostly from Brazil. Although it was known for a sole commonly grown species (the Drunkard Dream - Hatiora salicornoides) It now contains plant that were contained in the genera Epiphyllopsis, Hariota, Pseudozygocactus and Rhipsalidopsis. One of these is the relatively common Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri - the Easter Cactus.

Hatioras form masses of stems, generally, 20 inches or less (50 cm). They like a soil rather light and well drained, and can rot if kept cold and soaked. They can also die by lack of water, so their soil should never be too dry. When the airt is dry, they appreciate to be misted with regular water

The flowers vary largely in size, from 0.2 inches (5 mm) to over 1 inch (2.5 cm) for the Rhipsalosopsis hybrids. They form on the previous year growth.

They are propagated easily by cuttings that root wherever they touch the ground.

Species and varieties
Hatiora epiphylloides
Hatiora epiphylloides ssp. bradei
Hatiora gaertneri (Easter Cactus)
Hatiora herminiae
Hatiora rosea (Easter Cactus)
Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Hatiora bambusoides synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Hatiora clavata synonym of Rhipsalis clavata
Hatiora crispata synonym of Rhipsalis crispata
Hatiora houlletiana synonym of Lepismium houlletianum
Hatiora salicornioides synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Hatiora salicornioides var. stricta synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)
Hatiora salicornioides var. villigera synonym of Hatiora salicornioides (Drunkard's Dream, Spice Cactus)

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