Houseplants forum: easter cactus - rhipsalidopsis or hatiora

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Mar 17, 2016 1:09 PM CST
I have decided to try my luck again with the Easter Cactus. Whitton is shipping again so I invested in a few different colors. Is there anyone here who has a collection of Easter Cactus? I have been doing some research of these beauties and it is amazing what is actually out there pertaining to this particular cacti.
Name: Gita Veskimets
Baltimore or Nottingham MD-212 (Zone 7a)
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gitagal
Mar 17, 2016 7:24 PM CST
JB--

I have had a re easter cactus forever! Of course--this and the white one have not been
doing too well.
My biggest experiment was to see if I could, actually, grow new PINK ones from tip cuttings.
Seems they are all happily growing under my seed set-up lights--and are thriving in the little,
plastic condiment cups and the warmth helps--as there are shop-lights above--and my
heat vent on the floor just below the rack.
I think I may be transplanting some of these soon. They have been rooting/growing/
in about 1" of seed Starting Mix. So happy to see them thriving. Not sure how well they
will do when I pot them up in bigger containers.

My motivation was to see if there REALLY is a PINK Easter cactus. The original one--I p/u
at Rite Aid last spring. They had lots of pots of these, full of pink blooming ones for $4.99.
I also wanted to know it there really is a pink cultivar--or if it was dyed--in some way.

I think I am about to find out--as one of the "leaf" tips has a pink bud on it.
See picture bottom center. See the bud?

I do have a few WHITE- E.C, among these as well. The original did not do too well.
So--I took a lot of sections to root. Need to do more of these....


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Name: Deborah Pryor
Orangeburg, SC Zone 8a (Zone 8a)
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Deebie
Mar 17, 2016 8:01 PM CST
Your cuttings look good, Gita. I purchase a pink one and lavender last year, but they both quickly languished. I've since learned that I need to get them out of that water laden peaty mix right after purchase. They don't like wet feet. Thumbs down
Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Region: United States of America Region: New Jersey Cactus and Succulents Tropicals
Container Gardener Hummingbirder Farmer Keeps Horses Dog Lover Birds
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JB
Mar 18, 2016 9:46 AM CST
I have
Victoria which is Red/orange
Savanah which is Pink
Comanche Spirit - orange
Aberdeen which is purple/red
Mohegan Spirit- white
Sirus - white

I WANT A YELLOW........BIG TIME.

If you guys have time take a look at Whittons pictures of the 4" Pegasus....on there it says the flower is pink.
http://www.whittongreenhouses.com/index.php?main_page=index&...

Then if you go to MattsLandscape.com under Rhipsalidopis their Pegasus is a beautiful purple.
http://mattslandscape.com/detail/?plant_name=Rhipsalidopsis%...

Both of these are reputable growers, how do you figure what is going on there? I want purple but who knows what you get.


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