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Succulents – Thanksgiving Cactus

  • Thanksgiving cactus 

Botanical name: schlumbergera truncata 

Average size at maturity: about 2 ft in height and in width 

Bloom time: late fall, winter, early spring 

Hardy zone: zones 9-11 

Flower color: pink/red/white/orange/yellow/purple 

Foliage color: green

Growth rate: grows about half of a ft – 1 ft per year

Pruning needs: break up segments of new growth from the mother plant as needed to contain desired shape and size 

Landscape use: succulent garden, container plant, patio

Light needs: 3-6 hours of sun per day 

Special features: blooms during thanksgiving 

Water needs: allow soil to completely dry out between watering sessions 

Fertilizing needs: use a diluted cacti fertilizer after planting and repeat once a year in the spring

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