What Is The Difference Between Easter Cactus And Christmas Cactus?

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A few weeks ago we shared some information on Christmas Cactus. Recently someone asked if Easter cactus and Christmas cactus were the same.

The Christmas cactus is – Schlumbergera bridgesi (formerly Zyyocactus truncatus) the Easter cactus, which naturally blooms in the spring time around Easter and sometimes called the spring cactus is Rhipsalidopsis gaetneri or Hatiora gaetneri.

What these plants have in common is that they all call South America home and you can find them growing naturally in trees.

Read about the differences between these two cactus plants Here and Here.

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