Cuttings are named varieties and will come labelled.
Zygocactus are easy to care for plants that are fantastic in pots and hanging baskets. You can grow them on the patio, under trees or even indoors.
Zygocactus or Schlumbergera, as they are known botanically, are a hardy choice, with brightly coloured flowers. Each bloom is around 8cm long. The flowers open at the ends of the leaf stems.
The leaves are connected in flat segments, 4-6cm long in bright to mid green shades.
Zygocactus 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.
Ideal flowering conditions for Zygocactus are bright, filtered light with short days and long, cool nights.
If you see the leaves turning yellow it means they are getting too much sun. You could choose to pop them outside in a shady spot for summer and bring them indoors when they are flowering in autumn and winter, for a bit of colour.
Water to establish, then allow the soil to become dry on top before watering again. Ensure you plant into a good quality, well drained potting mix.
Autumn to winter
Cool to Tropical