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Zygocactus Aspen

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Zygocactus Aspen
All about Aspen the world's first frilly edged Schlumbergera also known as Zygocactus, Christmas Cactus, Holiday cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus and May flower.

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Zygocactus Millennium Fantasy in flower

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Zygocactus Millennium Fantasy in flower

Zygocactus Millennium Fantasy flower cluster. These flowers are part of a much larger hanging basket nearly 1m across. This plant was released in 2000 in Australia hence the name, Millennium Fantasy. Do you remember when computers and all things digital were supposed to stop? Well it didn't stop plants from flowering.  Millennium Fantasy is a semi upright growing zygocactus variety which makes a great hanging basket or pot display. When grown as a pot you can bring the plant in flower inside to enjoy the blooms for a while. Afterwards when not in flower the foliage makes an ideal indoor...

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Zygocactus are flowering across Australia

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Zygocactus are flowering across Australia

It's Zygo time again. Zygocactus also known as Schlumbergera in Australia and Holiday Cactus, Christmas Cactus and Thanksgiving Cactus in the northern hemisphere where they flower towards Christmas are budding and flowering in Australia now. This image is a cluster of a variety known as Christmas Fantasy and was released in Australia around 1991 and in 1986 in the USA. This cluster is part of a larger hanging basket over 1m across and is several years old. Christmas Fantasy is a semi upright growing variety making it suitable for both baskets and pots. This variety produces a beautiful display of...

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Growing Zygocactus

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Growing Zygocactus

Learn how to grow these beautiful Brazilian rainforest plants. Australian expert Tony Brindley takes you through the history and how scientists keep changing the name. They were known as Zygos or Zygocactus but are now technically known as Schlumbergera although most people do not go by this name. In the USA they are known as Holiday Cactus or Thanksgiving cactus as they flower around this North American holiday period. In the southern hemisphere these names mean nothing to us. To complicate names just a little further there is also a variety of Zygocactus known as Christmas Cactus as they flower...

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