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PlantFiles: Christmas Cactus
Schlumbergera 'DeLilac'

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Schlumbergera (shlum-BER-ger-uh) (Info)
Cultivar: DeLilac

12 members have or want this plant for trade.

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From leaf cuttings

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive ocimum_nate On May 22, 2005, ocimum_nate from American Fork, UT (Zone 5a) wrote:

I named this plant after my wife. It is the first from my breeding project that I started about 5 years ago.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Phoenix, Arizona
Hanford, California
Winchester, Kentucky
Chalmette, Louisiana
Lewiston, Maine
Picayune, Mississippi
Canton, North Carolina

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