Soft yellow, almost transparent petals that have deeper colouring on the reverse. The tube section of the flower has a purple blush. Deeper colours occur in cooler weather.
Zygocactus are unbelievably easy to care for plants, and are perfect in pots and hanging baskets. Grow them on the patio, under trees or even indoors.
Zygocactus or Schlumbergera have brightly coloured flowers to around 8cm long. The flowers open at the ends of the leaf stems. The leaves are connected in flat segments, 4-6cm long.
Ideal flowering conditions are bright, filtered light with short days and long, cool nights (11-13 hours of darkness, including bright artificial light). The flowers are cold sensitive, in really cold weather they can be different.
Water to establish, then allow the soil to become dry on top before watering again. Ensure you plant in a good quality, well drained cactus/succulent potting mix. A light application of water soluble fertiliser early spring and late summer is helpful for blooms. Allow pot to become overcrowded before potting on.
Zygocactus or Schlumbergera is an epiphytic cactus native to Brazil where they grow on rock crevices and tree boughs and are pollinated by humming birds. They have been in cultivation since the early 1800’s. Zygocactus are also known as Crab Cactus.
Supplied as: Pots
Size: 5 cm
Autumn to Winter
Cool to Tropical