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Schlumbergera gaertneri

Previously known as:

  • Hatiora gaertneri
Phonetic Spelling
shlum-BER-ger-uh gert-NER-ee
Description

A house plant that needs light shade and well-drained soil.  It tolerates dry soil but overly wet soils will cause root rot. Ephytic cactus.


Quick ID Hints:

  • Cladophylls elongate, crenate
  • Leaves soft, brown bristle-like
  • Flowers broad diameter, short-tubed, scarlet
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#houseplant#container plant#interiorscape#low maintenance#fantz#cactus
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#houseplant#container plant#interiorscape#low maintenance#fantz#cactus
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Schlumbergera
    Species:
    gaertneri
    Family:
    Cactaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    S. Brazil
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Epiphyte
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Maintenance:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    10a, 10b, 11a, 11b, 12a, 12b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Red/Burgundy
    Fruit Description:
    Oblong, ca 0.5", red.
  • Flowers:
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Description:
    Funnelform-campanulate, 1.5-3" diam., tube short; perianth numerous, intense scarlet, spring; stamens inserted at base of tube.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Broadleaf Evergreen
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Soft, deciduous, brown, bristle-like.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
    Stem Description:
    Cylindric, angled, segmented. Cladophylls flat, oblong or elliptic, truncate, 1.5-2.5 x .75-1", weakly crenate.
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil