Plant Database forum: easter cactus - rhipsalidopsis or hatiora

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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Mar 17, 2016 5:05 PM CST
I have five Easter Cactus to add to the Database but I have no place to put them. The subject line is what I would suggest we use since they can be one or the other and most people do not know which they are since the growers do not specify when selling many times. The common name should be Easter Cactus. The cultivar can be added if the grower gives it one. Many sold in Home Depot, Lowes, Acme and not sold with tags. But they are either Rhipsalidopsis or Hatiora, mostly Rhipsalidopsis I would guess. Botanical Rhipsalidopsis are made up of two species Rhipsalidopsis rosea and Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri.

Check this out before you decide. http://cactus-epiphytes.eu/z_page_les_cactus_de_paques_1.htm

I will wait to hear from you. Thanks for your time. Nothing is easy. Sighing!
Name: Evan
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eclayne
Mar 17, 2016 5:51 PM CST

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At present Rhipsalidopsis are now considered synonyms for species in Hatiora. If the species is known, an unnamed cultivar can be placed in either Easter Cactus (Hatiora gaertneri) (syn. R. gaertneri) or Rose Easter Cactus (Hatiora rosea) (syn. R. rosea has been added).

If the species hasn't yet been determined a photograph of an unnamed plant should be put in the generic entry for Easter Cactus (Hatiora) which was just added.
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Mar 18, 2016 9:08 AM CST
Thanks for your time. I can only add pictures from Whitton since my babies are not yet blooming. I can put a picture of the plant not blooming....maybe I will do that. Thanks again.
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Mar 18, 2016 11:50 AM CST

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I tip my hat to you.
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Mar 18, 2016 1:50 PM CST

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Just make sure you have permission to add anybody else's image and then add a credit to them to the caption section. Thumbs up
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
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JB
Mar 18, 2016 2:28 PM CST
I am not using any pictures but mine. I don't like to do that unless it is necessary then I always say who they belong to.

I am concerned about the database information on these Easter Cacti. I am sure most people who buy these plants have no clue what they have since most growers do not say what they are. The more I read about these plants the more confused I get. There has to be an easier way to decide what you have and where to put it. If you have time read
this info and you will see what I am talking about. It would be nice if we could just have one place for all of them but that would not be accurate.

http://mattslandscape.com/rhipsalidopsis_info/

By the way, I was putting info in about Comanche Spirit and I put that it flowers in Winter and late Winter, which is incorrect. I was thinking about the Thanksgiving Cactus not Easter. I put in a correction but I am not sure if you have seen it yet. Sorry about that. The Easter Cactus blooms in the Spring , early and late Spring too.
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Name: Alisa
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Apr 5, 2016 8:28 PM CST
Hi I would like to use this picture in my plant list or data base? And can you help with cultivator name, too! Thank! Thank You!


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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Apr 6, 2016 10:57 AM CST
Hi Alisa, @JB may be able to help you identify your pretty Easter Cactus but if you can't be certain of the exact cultivar name, you can upload you photo to the general database entry: Easter Cactus (Hatiora)
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Name: Jacquie (JB) Berger
Wrightstown, New Jersey (Zone 6b)

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JB
Apr 6, 2016 11:46 AM CST
[quote="plantladylin"]Hi Alisa, @JB may be able to help you identify your pretty Easter Cactus but if you can't be certain of the exact cultivar name, you can upload you photo to the general database entry: Easter Cactus (Hatiora)

Hi Alisa, that is a very pretty Easter Cactus you have there, but unfortunately, there are so many Hatiora hybrids out there I would be guessing and that is not good for the database. Even if I knew where you got it, most of the growers now have two or three of each color for sale and unless it had a tag it is difficult to tell them apart. Good luck with your pretty little one. I am so sorry I could not help you. It will be a beautiful addition to the general database Easter Cactus (Hatiora).

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