4" Orchid Cactus
Disocactus ackermannii (previously Epiphyllum ackermannii)
An Orchid cactus (forest type cacti) blooms multi-petalled bright funnel shaped flowers that spread out from 4 - 6 inches, and the foliage can get a little out of control, it will require some pruning and shaping to maintain its appearance. This is a tropical cactus, and will need to be watered frequently. Large drooping leaves that can grow up to 4' make this a great choice for hanging baskets, as the branching can get quite heavy. Depending on the time of year and the amount of root growth, this cactus can produce bright blooms in the spring and early summer.
How To Care For
Requires at least 4 or more hours of direct sunlight in order to flourish. Place in a sunny window (south facing) especially in the winter months, for best results. Plant in a well draining soil medium. The soil of Disocactus ackermannii must have careful attention paid to its moisture levels. The roots must never dry out, but the top 1/3 inch of soil should become dry between watering. Never disturb a plant that is actively flowering except to water it.
Note: From seeds, this cactus takes 12-15 years to mature to the blooming stage. Propagation of a flowering plant takes one year. Our Orchid Cactus was propagated from a large motherplant in July 2019 and this January 2021 are currently flowering for the first time.