Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Orchid or Strap Cactus

Come by and check out our Orchid Cactus which are in bloom now as they do each late winter with their spectacular bright red flowers.
Day blooming Orchid cacti are hybrids of Epiphyllum ackermannii (Disocactus ackermannii). Most members of the genus Epiphyllum are night blooming cacti with flowers of white or yellow. Disocactus ackermannii is a day blooming cactus with bright red flowers.
Disocactus ackermannii is an epiphytic cactus native to some tropical forests in Mexico. The orchid cactus has long broad flat leaves which help it earn its second common name the "Strap Cactus."

Orchid cacti are similar in growth form and appearance to Christmas cacti but with much larger flowers and stems.

Contact Trees That Please Nursery for more information and pricing.

Photos & Narrative By:
Stephen Sain
Staff Plant Physiologist

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