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by Bill on February 25, 2004 01:09 PM
How to Grow and Care for Easter Cactus Plants

Dwarf Easter Cactus Rhipsalidopsis rosea

Easter Cactus Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri  -

Dwarf Easter Cactus Rhipsalidopsis rosea  -


by Phil and Laura on February 25, 2004 02:49 PM
These are nice Bill, mine croaked last year! Phil
by weezie13 on February 25, 2004 03:37 PM
I don't think I have ever seen those before!
Very pretty!!

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Don't forget to be kind to strangers. For some who have
done this have entertained angels without realizing it.
- Bible - Hebrews 13:2

by catlover on February 25, 2004 06:47 PM
Ohhhh took these pix on purpose [devil]

Okay, your breaking my arm [Razz] ....I put them on my....

[thinker] Justifiable Must Have List!!!! [grin]

You are draining this Catlover's pocketbook!!! [Big Grin]

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by Mike Banks on October 30, 2004 03:12 AM
Lovely Photographs--

My plants have a grey scale forming on the lower stems and covering many of the leaves. Is this a disease or the result of some insect infestation?


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Kind Regards,

Mike Banks
by Bill on October 31, 2004 04:25 PM
Hi Mike!
A photograph of the affected areas would be very helpful (e-mail it to me if you have one). It is possible that the grey areas are just the outer layers of the leaves maturing and becoming woody rather than an illness or infestation. (this is especially possible with regard to the leaves at the base of the plant...)

Have you checked the Plant Pests and Problems page to see if the photo of Scale looks like what is on your plant?

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by beautyreddragon on May 17, 2005 09:04 PM
Hi Bill!

They are beautiful! I would like to have some Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri and Rhipsalidopsis rosea cuttings.

by <wleroy> on May 22, 2005 11:26 PM
We have a easter cactus that did not blume this year but continues to grow. what could be wrong?
by Bill on May 23, 2005 01:47 AM
The blooming of Easter Cactus is triggered by the number of hours of day and night, just like Christmas Cactus. If they are kept in a room where you have artificial light during the evening hours the plant will think it is always August and not go through the gradual change of the seasons and only put a few flowers out at odd times of the year.
If you move it to a room that stays lighted roughly like the natural light outdoors in early January and feed it with half-strength "bloom" fertilizer when you see new growth, it will probably be blooming for Easter.

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by KarensYard on June 11, 2005 07:43 PM
[flower] Gorgeous pictures!!!! I'll be here all day looking at these! ;D Would you happen to have a picture of Mt. Rainier?
by LisaBC on November 15, 2005 02:50 PM
Would anyone like to trade cuttings of Holiday Cactus with me?

by Bill on November 16, 2005 10:17 AM
Hi Lisa,
If you post your request in the Seed Exchange, you will probably get a much better response! [Smile]

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