Easter Cactus

Scientific name: Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri

Description: Freely branching plant with thin, flat stem segments up to 1 1/2 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. The open-bell-shaped, scarlet flowers measure 1 to 1 1/2 inches across at the mouth.

Light: Medium to high indirect light. They benefit from outdoors in summer only if kept in shade.

Temperature: Normal room temperatures are suitable throughout the year. A cool winter rest period is beneficial.

Methods of propagation: Stem segments; seed is available

Comment: As the stems grow in length, they begin to droop, forming a plant that is ideal for a hanging basket.

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