Thanksgiving Cactus


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

H 0.4m
S 1m

part to full shade

moist well-drained

Note: not to be confuested with Schlumbergera bridgesii. – the Christmas cactus


Care: Water thoroughly when the top half of the soil is dry. Can be moved outdoors in summer to a shady spot.

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.