Differences between thanksgiving cactus and easter cactus

Are thanksgiving cactus and easter cactus different?


(Schlumbergera truncatus = Zygocactus truncatus)


(Schlumbergera gaertneri = Hatiora gaertneri = Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri)


– 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.

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– 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.

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This article was endorsed by Julián Masats - Technical agricultural engineer specialized in horticulture and gardening.
Written by Editorial Botanical-online team in charge of content writing

22 April, 2019

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