Scientific Name: Schlumbergera truncata
Common Name: Thanksgiving or Christmas cactus
Family Name: Cactaceae
Origin: South America
Hardiness Zone: Zone 10: (-1 to 4 °C)
Plant Type: Flowering pot plant, Succulent or Cacti
Mature Size: 0.2 - 0.4m x 0.1 - 0.3m (height x width)
Habit: Arching, Epiphytic
Form: Weeping
Texture: Coarse
Landscape Uses: Indoor plant
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade, Filtered shade
Soil or Media: Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Opposite, Leathery, Glabrous, Deltoid, Other, Entire
Flowers: Flowers solitary, White, Orange, Yellow, Pink, Red, Sep-Oct-Nov, Can flower any month
Fruit: Berry (true), Red
Key ID Features:
Stems flattened, green, and toothed with soft spines (remnants of leaves); flowers with bilateral symmtry, terminal and solitary.