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Schlumbergera x buckleyi

Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
shlum-BER-ger-uh BUK-lee-eye
Description

Container grown houseplants with showy blooms in the fall and winter.

Quick ID

  • Cladophylls with 2-3 crenations
  • Leaves inconspicuous
  • Flowers with elongated tube, anthocyanin hues
  • Flowers weakly oblique at apex
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Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#houseplant#drought tolerant#pink flowers#fleshy leaves#epiphytic#interiorscape#winter interest#suculent#fantz#dry soils tolerant#Christmas decorations
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#showy flowers#houseplant#drought tolerant#pink flowers#fleshy leaves#epiphytic#interiorscape#winter interest#suculent#fantz#dry soils tolerant#Christmas decorations
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Schlumbergera
    Species:
    buckleyi
    Family:
    Cactaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Perennial
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Epiphyte
    Houseplant
    Succulent
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Dry
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Winter
    Flower Shape:
    Tubular
    Flower Description:
    Seasonal bloomer. Flowers are slightly zygomorphic, anthocyanin-pigmented (usually purple, lavender, pink or white). The tube ispurpl elongated, weakly oblique; tepals spreading to recurved, of varying lengths. Stamens inserted on the tube.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves are inconspicuous to lacking. They are represented by setaceous, short hairs from areoles between crenations.
  • Stem:
    Stem Color:
    Green
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Container
    Houseplants
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Drought
    Dry Soil