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Easter Cactus
Scientific Name: Hatiora gaertneri (Regel) W. Barthlott
Synonym: Epiphyllopsis gaertneri, Epiphyllum russellianum var. gaertneri, Rhipsalis gaermeri, Schlumbergera gaertneri, Epiphyllum makoyanum, Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri, Epiphyllum gaertneri
Family: Cactaceae
Easter Cactus (Hatiora  gaertneri) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-27
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Brazil

Growth Habits: Succulent epiphytic cactus

Watering Needs: Regular water, keep soil evenly moist

Propagation: Cuttings

Easter Cactus (Hatiora  gaertneri)

Cultural Practices:
Watch for mealybugs and scale.

Blooming Habits:
Blooms in spring. The flower buds can drop easily if the plant dries up, is overwatered, or is left in the shade

Fruiting Habits:

Take end of stem cuttings with 1 to 4 segments. Let the cut dry out and heal for 12 to 24 hours. Plant in soil. The temperature should be at least 68F (20C)The rooting process takes 2 to 3 weeks. In May or June, the cuttings can be moved to the growing pot. At that time, they can be trimmed to 2 segments to encourage branching.

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