OF THE MONTH: APRIL
April can symbolize many events such as the coming of spring and Easter.
Celebrate this month with the blooming “Easter Cactus.”
Originating from Brazil, the "Easter Cactus" is a succulent
epiphytic cactus, which evolves in the tropics or jungles where the
climate is warm and humid. This succulent survives by adapting to growing
in trees. One of the great pleasures that this succulent offers is that
it grows as a cascading plant, with stems that can reach up to one foot
|The “Easter Cactus” is relatively simple to care for. When
the buds develop, relocate the cactus to a warmer place with filtered
sunlight. Make sure the cactus has a well-drained potting mix. If outdoors,
water only once a week and if indoors, water about once a month. To keep
the beautiful colors of the blooms alive throughout the spring, never
overwater the cactus. While the cactus is in bloom, maintain the temperature
at or above 60 degrees Fahrenheit, but do not expose the plant to extreme
Unlike the “Christmas Cactus,” which blooms from late November thru January, the “Easter Cactus” flowers for a short time, generally from April thru May. The "Easter Cactus" has foliar segments and no teeth-like edges on its leaves whereas the "Christmas Cactus" possesses scalloped or rounded edge leaves.
Take advantage of the warmer climates by adding red, lavender, and pink varieties of this succulent in your landscape or add a container garden filled with these vibrant plants to a patio. Because the "Easter Cactus" is a low-maintenance plant, you will have time to enjoy the natural beauty that these succulents offer!
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