Friday, July 27, 2012

Zygocactus Schlumbergera


Zigocactus Schlumbergera, wildly known as  Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus and Holiday Cactus ( for time of blossom) or Crab Cactus (for appearance of stems), named after cacti collector Frederick Schlumberger (1823-1893). Originally, Schlumbegera is found in the coastal mountains of southeastern Brazil. Plant grows in tropical forest on trees or rocks, in shady, high humid habitat.

The cultivation in Europe has started In 1818, the Schlumbergera Truncata was introduced to Europe. Shortly after, in 1839, was introduced Schlumbergera russelliana. A few years later, in 1852, was recorded the first hybrid S. x buckleyi, named after it is founder W. Buckley.

Today you could find considerable number of cultivars, which are available in a quite number of colors and are usable as ornamental plants.  

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dick edmond said...

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