Zygocactus


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zygocactus

(ˈzaɪɡəʊˌkæktəs)
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(Plants) a type of branching cactus with red or pink flowers
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Noun1.zygocactus - small genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints and showy red or pink flowers followed by red fleshy fruitsZygocactus - small genus of Brazilian cacti having flat fleshy usually branched joints and showy red or pink flowers followed by red fleshy fruits
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Cactaceae, cactus family, family Cactaceae - constituting the order Opuntiales
crab cactus, Schlumbergera truncatus, Thanksgiving cactus, Zygocactus truncatus - South American jointed cactus with usually red flowers; often cultivated as a houseplant; sometimes classified as genus Schlumbergera
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There are other holiday cacti, but the crab or lobster claw cacti, Zygocactus or Schlumbergera, species of each or hybrids of both are the more familiar types.
For verandah and wall decoration, succulents like sedum, aporocactus, ceropegia, zygocactus and epiphyllum grown in hanging baskets or wall baskets can look very attractive.
Sven Wombwell, presenter of Weed It And Reap on UKTV Style Gardens: "I love the Christmas cactus, zygocactus, because although it's not quite as drought-tolerant as the name suggests, it can survive the busy Christmas period when you might forget to water it occasionally
The best thing about this plant is you're more likely to keep it for the yearp Sven Wombwell, presenter of Weed It and Reap on UKTV Style Gardens: "I love the Christmas cactus - Zygocactus - because although its not quite as drought tolerant as the name suggests it can survive the busy Christmas period when you might forget to water it occasionally