Thursday, July 9, 2015

cactus flower/ Zygocactus (more correctly called schlumbergera,


Zygocactus, with their pretty, flattened-bell flowers, are delights of the winter garden. They’re often called ‘crab’ cactus, because of their crab-like segmented stems, or, occasionally, Christmas cactus. The latter name doesn’t, of course, make a lot of sense in the southern hemisphere where they flower in the middle of the year. Zygocactus bloom in winter because their flowering is initiated by winter’s longer nights (or shorter days).

Zygocactus (more correctly called schlumbergera, but familiarly known as zygos) are hybrids of succulent plants that grow naturally on trees in their Brazilian homeland. 

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6 comments:

Vinay Leo R. said...

That's a beautiful click :) Appeals to the nature lover in me!

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carolann said...

Very pretty the cactus flowers .

Su-sieee! Mac said...

That's a rich pink color. If we ever get rid of the front lawn, I'd try growing some of those.
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Roger Owen Green said...

Nice Z word!

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Ingmarie We said...

Interesting flowers! Such a delight!

Nick V. said...

Lovely. Ours are blooming now as well, Ann.
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