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AGM plants have been through a rigorous trial and assessment programme. They are:
This plant will provide nectar and pollen for bees and the many other types of pollinating insects.
It is included in an evolving list of plants carefully researched and chosen by RHS experts. Divided into 3 groups these lists, linked below, are maintained by a team of RHS staff and are reviewed annually.
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Disocactus are evergreen perennials with cylindrical main stems and flattened side shoots, bearing funnel-shaped, sometimes fragrant flowers on the margins, followed by fleshy white fruits
D. ackermannii is an erect, perennial epiphytic cactus with flat thin slightly scalloped, fleshy stems, rarely 3-ribbed. The crimson to scarlet, red funnel-shaped flowers to 12cm have contrasting yellow pollen and white stigma lobes
All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees C) are shown in brackets
Aspect South-facing or West-facing or East-facing
MoistureMoist but well-drained
Time to ultimate height
Under glass grow in acidic, moisture-retentive but sharply-draining compost, or a proprietary epiphytic cactus compost, in bright filtered light and moderate to low humidity. During the growing season water freely applying a balanced fertiliser for acid loving plants at half strength every two weeks from April to end September. Water only moderately and cease fertiliser applications during the winter. In frost free areas grow in hanging baskets or epiphytically in partial shade
Propagate by seed at 27°C as soon as ripe in acidic loamless compost. Softwood cuttings may be taken in late spring
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Sub-tropical Patio & Container Plants
Pruning No pruning required
Pests Can be susceptible to scale insects and mealybugs under glass
Generally disease free, except where grown in poorly draining soils which can result in root rot
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