Schlumbergera

Schlumbergera

Postby Valkiria » January 2nd, 2012, 12:24 pm

Schlumbergera is a small genus of cactus with six species from the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil. Plants grow on trees or rocks in habitats which are generally shady with high humidity and can be quite different in appearance from their desert-dwelling cousins. Most species of Schlumbergera have stems which resemble leaf-like pads joined one to the other and flowers which appear from areoles at the joints and tips of the stems. Two species have cylindrical stems more similar to other cacti. In Brazil, the genus is referred to as Flor de Maio (May flower), reflecting the period in which they flower in the Southern Hemisphere.

I have two colors of Schlumbergera: white and red. I have grown them from 3 segments each :)

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Re: Schlumbergera

Postby Laci » January 3rd, 2012, 6:16 pm

Beatiful pictures! I also have 2 pots of Schlumbergeras but they're not as pretty as yours.
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Re: Schlumbergera

Postby Valkiria » January 3rd, 2012, 6:38 pm

They are pretty just now, in winter :lol:
In several weeks they will become just green leaves-segments.
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Re: Schlumbergera

Postby maki01 » January 4th, 2012, 5:42 pm

I started to grow at soilles media (diatomite) 6 months ago and he is blomming now :D

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Re: Schlumbergera

Postby Laci » January 4th, 2012, 11:40 pm

Oh, and I see a violet is blooming on those shelves! happy02:
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Re: Schlumbergera

Postby maki01 » January 5th, 2012, 12:44 am

:lool: :lool: Yes they started to bloom Laci :D
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Re: Schlumbergera

Postby kamila87 » April 7th, 2015, 12:37 pm

What a colors! :D My sister has a white and when I see it in her place I'm so excited. I love these flowers.
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Re: Schlumbergera

Postby IslandCarl » October 11th, 2015, 10:47 pm

I've got quite a few Schlumbergera now some 20 or so named ones as well last time I checked in a whole range of colours and also a fairly new collection of Schlumbergera species plants they're just starting to bloom now but most haven't opened yet but here's some photos from last year happy03:

I've got loads more than in these photo's but I didn't have a very good camera at the time so most of these were taken on my phone, I'll post more as when they start flowering over the next month or so love:

NOID [2015]
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NOID Close-up [2015]
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'Vinho Brazil' [2014]
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'Campinas Brazil' [2014]
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Schlumbergera opuntioides [2013?]
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Schlumbergera x exotica NOID [2013?]
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Schlumbergera x exotica NOID Close-up [2013?]
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