Plant Magazine of Botanical-online September 2017

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DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THANKSGIVING CACTUS

Differences between thanksgiving cactus and easter cactus

THANKSGIVING CACTUS

(Schlumbergera truncatus = Zygocactus truncatus)

EASTER CACTUS

(Schlumbergera gaertneri = Hatiora gaertneri = Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri)

TRUNCATA

- Sharp teeth at the margin of the foliar segments.
- Flowers at the end of the segments
- Blooming at the end of October or beginning of November, with tubular flowers, showing a wide range of hues: from white to dark red, shading from dark orange or light purple.
- Tubular calyx.

Cultivation tips

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EASTER CACTUS

- The foliar segments don't have any teeth, they only show 3 or 4 smooth undulations. Beside they present brownish hairs at the tip of the final foliar segment.
- They bloom later. It begins in March and lasts till May.
- Flowers are rather funnel-shaped than tubular, being generally pink or red, without so many hues.



Cultivation tips


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