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(Easter cactus)

The holiday cactus is named for the season of its bloom as well as its luminescent red or magenta flowers which make it a popular gift plant. It is a unique species native to the jungles of southern Brazil. Natural populations are epiphytic, which means plants live in the trees. They prefer the crotches between tree branches where organic matter and moisture accumulate. Its preferred habitat is similar to that of many orchids.

The foliage of this succulent is much like that of a typical Christmas...

Image of Rhipsalis photo by: James Burghardt

James Burghardt

There are several characteristics that set the cactus genus Rhipsalis apart from others. The most notable is that it appears to be the only cactus genus that may have one Old World species. Rhipsalis baccifera is distributed widely across the New World tropics but adjunct populations are believed to originate from Africa, Madagascar and Sri Lanka. Also called mistletoe cacti, these epiphytes (tree growers) and lithophytes (rock growers) consist of around 50 species that...

(Stonecrop)

Forming a mounding mass of sedum-like foliage, Afghani sedum bears starry, white flowers in summertime. This decorative succulent is an herbaceous perennial native to Afghanistan and Pakistan and is the perfect addition to rockeries, containers and sunny hillsides.

Growing from an underground stem (a rhizome), fleshy green or brown stems sprawl outward. Each stem is topped by a rosette of light green to blue-green leaves that are oval but with three lobes that makes each look like a tiny crown...

(Stonecrop)

Forming a mounding mass of sedum-like foliage, Afghani sedum bears starry, white flowers in summertime. This decorative succulent is an herbaceous perennial native to Afghanistan and Pakistan and is the perfect addition to rockeries, containers and sunny hillsides.

Growing from an underground stem (a rhizome), fleshy green or brown stems sprawl outward. Each stem is topped by a rosette of light green to blue-green leaves that are oval but with three lobes that makes each look like a tiny crown...

Image of Sansevieria cylindrica photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(African Spear Plant , Ife Hemp, Spear Orchid, St. George's Lance)

Succulent, rounded, sword-like leaves set this unique snake plant apart from more common flat-leaved species. Its upright, spiky foliage forms tight, fan-shaped basal rosettes that lend bold, modern looks to indoor and outdoor garden spaces. Each variegated leaf has irregular dark and lighter gray-green bands. A wand-like flower spike lined with starry tubular flowers appears annually in summer. Spear orchid is native to tropical Africa, extending across southern Africa from Angola to Zambia. It...

Image of Sansevieria zeylanica photo by: Carol Cloud Bailey

Carol Cloud Bailey

(Good Luck Plant, Mother-in-law's Tongue, Snake Plant)

The deep-green coloring of the Ceylon bow-string plant distinguishes it from the popular variegated forms commonly sold as house plants. This tough, clump-forming, evergreen perennial is native to Sri Lanka (once known as Ceylon) and the Indian mainland. Its fleshy, upright, dagger-shaped leaves are horizontally banded with attractive mottling.

Elongated clusters of fragrant, greenish-white flowers appear only under ideal conditions. It will grow in almost any soil or exposure although over-watering...

Image of Schlumbergera photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Schlumbergera)

Schlumbergera is a tropical genus that includes just 6 species of unique forest cacti best known to most as Christmas cacti. They are native to the jungles of southern Brazil where they grow as epiphytes or lithophytes, meaning they grow on trees or along rocky cliffs. Tree dwellers root in the branch spaces where organic matter accumulates. Their preferred growing environment is similar to that of many orchids.

These free branching, dark green succulents have flattened stems that...

Image of Schlumbergera truncata photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Claw Cactus, False Christmas Cactus, Thanksgiving Cactus, Yoke Cactus, Zygo Cactus)

The brilliant flowers of this fall or early winter-flowering cactus will brighten any home.

Native to Brazil, the false Christmas cactus is a tree-dwelling (epiphytic), spineless cactus with flattened, segmented, succulent stems. Each segment has four to eight shallow teeth. The showy tubular flowers have long, magenta petals that curve, or reflex, backward, and a showy sheaf of long pale stamens. Flowers appear from late fall into winter, and white, pink, purple or orange-flowered varieties are...

Image of Schlumbergera x buckleyi photo by: Gerald L. Klingaman

Gerald L. Klingaman

(Buckley's Christmas Cactus, Christmas Cactus, True Christmas Cactus)

The appeal of this elegant spineless cactus cannot be overstated. Christmas cactus is the beloved wintertime bloomer that is widely cultivated as an indoor specimen or garden plant where hardy. It is a cross between two Brazilian species, Schlumbergera russelliana and S. truncata, which are both less vigorous and have fewer flowers.

Plants have a broad almost shrubby habit with flattened layered stems that are often pendulous. When large container-grown plants are in bloom...

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James H. Schutte

(Bertram Anderson Stonecrop, Hybrid Showy Stonecrop)

Smoky purple foliage and a prostrate habit make this succulent an excellent groundcover or rock garden specimen. 'Bertram Anderson' is much like the popular 'Vera Jameson' but nicer. Its densely held, rounded leaves are the size of a small coin and cover spreading stems that form a low mound. New growth has a blue hue and quickly darkens to purple. In climates with cold winters, its leaves will die back, but in warmer climates it's semi-evergreen.

This late season bloomer offers welcome color...