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The Pink Christmas Cactus or Pink May Flower at home, São Caetano do Sul (town), São Paulo (State), Brazil. | by ER's Eyes - Our planet is beautiful.
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The Pink Christmas Cactus or Pink May Flower at home, São Caetano do Sul (town), São Paulo (State), Brazil.

It is called May Flower in my region.

 

 

Schlumbergera truncata, the false Christmas cactus, is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. It is endemic to a small area of the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist forests. It is the parent or one of the parents of the houseplants called Christmas cactus or Thanksgiving cactus, among other names.

 

There are six to eight tepals, which may be of various colours, including shades of red, orange, pink and white.

 

 

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I replanted on 18 / October / 2020. It is very well rooted.

I set the new substrate to 50% vegetable soil and 50% orchid substrate. I used a root and fertilized it with 5 grams of Basacote.

Experts ask for it to be replanted in 3 or 4 years. She likes to be tight in the flower pot.

 

 

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The specific variegata epithet is Latin and means irregularly spotted, referring to the attractive bands spotted on the surface of the leaves. Variegation is the appearance of zones of different colors on the leaves, and sometimes on the stems of plants. These plants are said to be variegated.

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Taken on May 25, 2020