Project Type: Cacti

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Lepismium cruciforme (Hurricane Cactus)

Species Info and Care Tips for Lepismium cruciforme

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Parodia scopa (Silver Ball Cactus)

Common Name: “Silver Ball Cactus”; “Snowball Cactus” Scientific Classification: Order: Caryophyllales Family: Cactaceae Sub-Family: Cactoideae Genus: Parodia Species: P. scopa Note: A synonymous name for this cactus is Notocactus scopa. Native To: Brazil and Uruguay Growing Specs: Appearance: Ball-shaped, cylindrical form that grows up to 20″ tall and 4″ wide. The stems are almost hidden by soft tufts of bristly silvery spines. It has a spiny, woolly crown. … Read More Parodia scopa (Silver Ball Cactus)

Rhipsalis cereuscula (Coral Cactus)

Common Name: “Coral Cactus”; “Rice Cactus”; “Mistletoe Cactus” Scientific Classification: Order: Caryophyllales Family: Cactaceae Sub-Family: Cactoideae Genus: Rhipsalis Species: R. cereuscula Native To: Uruguay and Brazil Growing Specs: Unlike most cacti that grow in dry and arid climates, epiphytic cacti are found growing on trees in Central and South American rainforests. Appearance: Rhipsalis cereuscula is a short, shrubby epiphytic cactus that grows up to 3 feet … Read More Rhipsalis cereuscula (Coral Cactus)

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Schlumbergera truncata ‘Sunset Dancer’

Common Name: “Thanksgiving Cactus”; “Holiday Cactus”; mistakenly called “Christmas Cactus” Note: This particular variety of Holiday Cactus is “Thanksgiving Cactus”. “Christmas Cactus” is Schlumbergera bridgesii. Another Holiday-themed cactus is “Easter Cactus”, or Hatiora gaertneri. Read about the differences between the three varieties of Holiday Cactus. Scientific Classification: Order: Caryophyllales Family: Cactaceae Sub-Family: Cactoideae Genus: Schlumbergera Species: S. truncata Cultivar: ‘Sunset Dancer’ Native To: Brazil Growing Specs: Unlike … Read More Schlumbergera truncata ‘Sunset Dancer’

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Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus

Common Name: “Paper Spine Cactus” Scientific Classification: Order: Caryophyllales Family: Cactaceae Sub-Family: Opuntioideae Genus: Tephrocactus Species: T. articulatus var. papyracanthus Native To: Western Argentina Growing Specs: Appearance: This is one weird-looking cactus! It is relatively small, only growing to about 12 inches high.  It has medium to dark green, pinecone-shaped segments with long, white paper-thin spines. When the spines get long enough, they will … Read More Tephrocactus articulatus var. papyracanthus