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Rhipsalidopsis Hybrid

Easter Cactus

Tender Perennial

What is Tender Perennial?

A fantastic flowering cacti

All year round appeal

Weeks of star-shaped flowers in bright

jewel-like colours

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This gorgeous forest cacti bursts into a shower of starry, irridescent flowers in the spring. Buds at the end of each segment continue to flare open for many weeks, bringing an explosion of bright colour to a sunny windowsill indoors. Composed of flattened, branching segments it is often confused with the better-known Christmas Cactus, except the Easter Cactus has more rounded leaves and the flowers are much more open and star-like. These gaertneri hybrids come in a range of jewel-like, shining colours from white to pink, red, lavender, orange and peach. Maximum height and spread: 30cm (12”).

Please note:- we cannot guarantee the colour which will be sent.

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 30cm (12in)

Tender Perennial


sun or semi shade

Flowering Months Harvest Months

1 x 9cm Potted Plant (KA2935 )

Grow in bright indirect light on an indoor windowsill with a daytime temperature of 75-80°F (24-27°C) and a nightime temperature of 55 to 60° F. (13-16° C.). Keep the soil moist but not saturated, allowing the compost to dry out a bit between waterings. Feed with a cactus fertiliser every month during the growing season. 

This cactus requires a resting period to induce flowering. From November to January reduce watering and provide cooler temperatures. In January put your plant in a spot with a temperature of approximately 10° and at least 12-14 hours of darkness. This will initiate the formation of new flower buds. Move the plant to a warmer position in March to recommence flowering. 

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £5.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £6.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. Sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this, so regretfully we are unable to ship live plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3

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