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Common Name: Orchid Cactus
Plant Family: Cactaceae
10 in stock
Size/Qty: unrooted cuttingsSuggested Use: HouseplantPlanting Style: interior displaySeason of Interest: Spring to early summerPosition/ Situation: Shady spot indoors/under glassSun/ Shade: Part ShadeFlower Colour: PinkLeaf Colour: GreenScent: Scented FlowersHeight: low (up to 3 feet)Habit/Shape: Climbing or trailingEvergreen: YesSoil Type: Cactus CompostHardiness/minimum temperature: very tender - minimum plus 10 to 15 deg. C.
Epiphytic (tree-dwelling) cactus with trailing stems with reddish tips, needing stable temperature, bright but not strong sunlight, frequent watering in summer and very well-drained compost. Spectacular pink or red flowers in spring or summer
These are epiphytic plants (in their native Mexico they live in trees), needing similar treatment to Orchids - stable temperature, bright but not strong sunlight, frequent watering in summer and very well-drained compost. The longest growths are up to 20" long, with the potential to grow longer and have a reddish tinge to the tips. Ideal for a kitchen or bathroom.
4 x 6" (15 cm) unrooted cuttings*.
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Unless otherwise indicated our plants are supplied in the following pot sizes according to category. Dimensions refer to either the pot diameter (cm) or volume (litre);
The exact size of plants will vary with the growing season and may be cut back in accordance with normal pruning regimes or to fit in the box if they are excessively tall
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