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PlantFiles: Thanksgiving Cactus, Holiday Cactus, Crab Cactus
Schlumbergera truncata 'Thor-Olga'

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Schlumbergera (shlum-BER-ger-uh) (Info)
Species: truncata (trunk-AH-tuh) (Info)
Cultivar: Thor-Olga

6 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents
Epiphytes

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Rose/Mauve
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter
Mid Winter

Foliage:
Blue-Green
Succulent
Rubbery-Textured

Other details:
This plant is suitable for growing indoors
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Provides winter interest
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood 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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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive berrygirl On Apr 11, 2006, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

I bought this one in an after Christmas clearance sale at Home Depot. It had already finished blooming by the time I got it. Then it started budding heavily in Feb-Mar. Only 2 blooms actually opened in Apr. I am hoping it will grow and be beautiful for the next holiday season.

I hope to capture it in full bloom and post the pix here.

Regional...

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

Braselton, Georgia



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