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Cactus Succulent

Hatiora rosea
  • RHS AGM

Easter cactus

A shrubby, erect then pendent cactus producing jointed stems with flat, oblong segments each to 4cm long. In early spring, funnel-shaped pink flowers to 4cm long are produced from the ends of the stems

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green Pink
Summer Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Partial shade
  • Full sun
Aspect

East–facing or South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H1B
Botanical details
Family
Cactaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Pendulous weeping
Genus

Hatiora are branching cacti with usually segmented, erect or arching stems and funnel-shaped flowers arising from the tips of the segments

Name status

Correct

Plant range
Brazil

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in cactus compost in bright filtered or indirect light with high humidity. When in growth, water moderately, mist daily with soft water, and apply a half-strength, low-nitrogen liquid fertiliser monthly. Keep just moist in winter until flowerbuds develop, then increase water slightly

Propagation

Propagate by sowing seed at 21-24°C in spring; take stem cuttings in spring or summer

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
  • Sub-tropical
  • Low Maintenance
  • Conservatory and greenhouse
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

May be susceptible to mealybugs

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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