Flower Database

Schlumbergera truncata

Basic information
Flower Name
Schlumbergera truncata
Formal Name
Schlumbergera truncata
Alias
蝦蛄葉サボテン, Chrismas cuctus, Denmark cactus, シュルムベルゲラ・トルンカタ, Schlumbergera truncata
Habitat
Horticultural species in southeastern Brazil 
Morph
Half Hardy Evergreen succulent plants of the Cactus
Comment
Schlumbergera truncata, as known as Christmas Cactus (scientific name: Schlumbergera truncata) is native to Brazil and is a semi-cold tolerant evergreen succulent plant of the family Cactaceae. It is called Christmas cactus because it is in circulation during the Christmas season, and Danish cactus (Denmark cactus) because it was bred in Denmark. There are no leaves, but a flat stem called a stem has a leaf function. Because it is a short-day flower, it adds flower buds to the tip of the stem from autumn to winter when the day becomes shorter. Blooms bright and transparent flowers. In recent years, many horticultural varieties have been created and the flower color has become rich. Breeding is done with a leaf. It is strong against drying, likes water and strong sunlight. Use for potted plants.
Common name: Schlumbergera truncata, scientific name: Schlumbergera truncata, aka: Christmas Cactus, Denmark cactus, Schlumbergera truncata, place of origin: Brazil, origin: horticultural species in southeastern Brazil, plant length: 20-50 cm, flowering period: November-March, flower color: orange, peach, red, white, yellow, Flower length: 2-7 cm.
Detailed information
Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Cactaceae
Genus
Schlumbergera
Species
S. truncata
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
polypetalo
Leaf type
Other
Leaf edge
Other
Flowering place
Pot flower
Color
Red, Pink, Orange, Yellow, White
Season
Jan Feb Mar Nov Dec
Height
20  ~ 50  [cm]
Diameter
1  ~ 2