Easter cactus


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Easter cactus

n
(Plants) a Brazilian cactus, Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri, widely cultivated as an ornamental for its showy red flowers
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Noun1.Easter cactus - spring-blooming South American cactus with oblong joints and coral-red flowersEaster cactus - spring-blooming South American cactus with oblong joints and coral-red flowers; sometimes placed in genus Schlumbergera
cactus - any succulent plant of the family Cactaceae native chiefly to arid regions of the New World and usually having spines
genus Hatiora, Hatiora - small genus of South American epiphytic or lithophytic cacti
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Rob Wheway Director - Children's Play Advisory Service Cactus timing is actually spot-on JULIE Smith's 'Easter cactus' (Your Pictures, Dec 22) is a Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera) and is flowering at the right time.
But don't let this make you confuse it with the Easter cactus!
This plant, known as the Easter cactus, has a tendency to do well when happy and yours is fantastic with a mass of wonderful reddish flowers.
For instance, Christmas and Easter cactus will flower better next time.
Celebrate spring with a vibrant spring-blooming Easter cactus. New hybrids, called the Sunrise series, are now available in 4-inch pots at supermarkets and garden centers.
Withers humorously suggests that a Christmas cactus could actually be called a July cactus, an Easter cactus, or Thanksgiving cactus depending on when it blooms.