Thanksgiving Cactus

an epiphyte with flat, wide green leaves that are serrated edged with pale pink flowers growing from the tips

Schlumbergera truncata
aka crab cactus
  • evergreen perennial succulent
  • epiphytic cactus with oblong or ovate leaves
  • sparsely toothed, mid- to dark green
  • open trumpet-shaped, pale pink blooms
  • flowers October/November
  • frost tender

H 0.4m
S 1m

part to full shade

moist well-drained

Notes: Have had this cactus for many years and it has special memories. Have never re-potted but it blooms abundantly every year. After which I prune to shape it as can become untidy looking

Info: Note: not to be confused with Schlumbergera bridgesii. – the Christmas cactus which has smooth edged leaves