What is the plant
Schlumbergera truncata, the false Christmas cactus, is a species of plant in the family Cactaceae. 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.
Christmas cactus Schlumbergera truncata is a much branched cascading epiphyte, also knows as crab's claw cactus up to 30 cm tall before weeping and 30-45 cm in diameter. The individual flattened, spineless joints of these popular cacti form arching, pendulous branches from whose tips hang satiny, zygomorphic flowers that ranges in colour from red to pink, purple, orange, white or multicolour, with yellow pollen, white filaments, and terete ovaries.
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