Schlumbergera cacti? ID please

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Schlumbergera cacti? ID please

Postby shipschutney » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:03 am

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I have this cactus plant that I have always thought was a zygocactus but I am now wondering. It has very long stems up to 60cm and more, and they are not flat but have three corners. It has beautiful red largish flowers, and flowers any time from September through to November (flowering now), though this year it burst into flower in April too. It was a cutting from a plant my mother owned over 40 years ago. I got the cutting from my brother (just over three years ago) who now has my mother's original plant. Any help with the right name would be greatly appreciated.
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Re: Schlumbergera cacti? ID please

Postby jodie 123 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 11:46 am

hi I have a few different colours here ,I am pretty sure yours is a Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)
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Re: Schlumbergera cacti? ID please

Postby bubba louie » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:30 pm

jodie 123 wrote:hi I have a few different colours here ,I am pretty sure yours is a Epiphyllum (Orchid Cactus)



I'll second that. I collect them.
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Re: Schlumbergera cacti? ID please

Postby bubba louie » Fri Nov 08, 2013 8:34 pm

If you are interested in these, there is epi specialist nursery in WA. Look up Hills Epicacti.

They do sometimes stop trading to allow the plants to recover from all the cuttings taken, but if they are selling their prices are very reasonable. Nice friendly people as well.
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Re: Schlumbergera cacti? ID please

Postby jodie 123 » Fri Nov 08, 2013 9:46 pm

yes you do bubba I still have those you sent me a few years ago
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Re: Schlumbergera cacti? ID please

Postby bubba louie » Fri Nov 08, 2013 10:19 pm

jodie 123 wrote:yes you do bubba I still have those you sent me a few years ago



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Re: Schlumbergera cacti? ID please

Postby shipschutney » Sat Nov 09, 2013 8:04 am

Thanks very much for the ID, much appreciated. :D
Update: I contacted Hills Epicacti and they have identified it as Epiphyllum hybrid 'ACKERMANNII HYBRIDUS', so I am very happy. What a great forum this is!
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