Rhipsalidopsis

This is an Easter cactus, Rhipsalidopsis.

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It is finally blooming mid-June.

Maybe we should call it an Eid cactus,

since it is neither Easter nor spring right now.

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Its blooms are pointy and sweet.

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A cactus by any other name…

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Spring Easter Cactus

This little bloomer is from the forests of Mexico and South America.

It needs porous soil and indirect light.

The simple, pink, tubular flowers open during the day and close at dusk.

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The buds just began to open this week, though they have been fully formed for weeks.

Its name is Rhipsalidopsis.  Its leaf sections look similar to Schlumbergera except there are no points.

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Happy Easter

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