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

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

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Cactus and Succulents

Epiphytes

Foliage Color:

Blue-Green

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers

This plant is suitable for growing indoors

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:

Succulent

Rubbery-Textured

Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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

Regional

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

Braselton, Georgia

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

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.