Cacti and Succulent Database

Welcome to the Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera Truncata) post where we set out the type, sun and water requirements, hardiness zones, soil pH and special characteristics.

Welcome to our cacti database where we list many varieties of cacti and succulents.

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Below you can drill down your search for various cacti and succulents.

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Johnson's beehive cactus (Echinomastus Johnsonii)


Common Name:

Christmas Cactus

 Scientific Name:

Schlumbergera Truncata

 Type:

Cactus/ Succulent

 Sub-Type:

Evergreen

 Sun:

Part Shade

 Water:

Needs Moderate Moisture

 Hardiness Zones:

9 to 12

Soil pH:

5.6 to 6.5

 Color(s):

Pink

 Special Characteristics: Showy Flowers, Container
 Height at Maturity 18" to 24"
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Details

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Common Name

Johnson's beehive cactus

Scientific Name

Echinomastus Johnsonii

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Sun

Full Sun

Water

Dry to Medium

Hardiness Zones

9 to 11

Soil pH

8.5

Flower Color

Pink

Special Characteristics

Tolerates Drought, Container

Height at Maturity

4" to 10"

Video



Peanut Cactus (Echinopsis Chamaecereus)



Details

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Common Name

Peanut Cactus

Scientific Name

Echinopsis Chamaecereus

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Sun

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Dry

Hardiness Zones

10 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

Red

Special Characteristics

Tolerates Drought, Container

Height at Maturity

6" to 12"

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Koko (Echinopsis Formosa)



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Common Name

Koko

Scientific Name

Echinopsis Formosa

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Sun

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Dry

Hardiness Zones

9 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

Red, Orange

Special Characteristics

Container, Tolerates Drought

Height at Maturity

36" to 72"

Video



Brasiliopuntia Brasiliensis



Details

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Common Name

Prickly Pear Cactus

Scientific Name

Brasiliopuntia Brasiliensis

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Sun

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Dry

Hardiness Zones

10 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

Red, Pink, Yellow

Special Characteristics

Tolerates Drought

Height at Maturity

12' to 40'

Video



Giant Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus Platyacanthus)



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Common Name

Giant Barrel Cactus

Scientific Name

Echinocactus Platyacanthus

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Sun

Full Sun

Water

Dry

Hardiness Zones

9 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

Yellow

Special Characteristics

Tolerates Drought

Height at Maturity

36" to 72"

Video



Woolly-headed Barrel Cactus (Echinocactus Polycephalus)



Details

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Common Name

Woolly-headed Barrel Cactus

Scientific Name

Echinocactus Polycephalus

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Sun

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Dry

Hardiness Zones

8 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

Yellow

Special Characteristics

Tolerates Drought, Container

Height at Maturity

12" to 24"

Video



Horse Crippler (Echinocactus Texensis)



Details

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Common Name

Horse Crippler

Scientific Name

Echinocactus Texensis

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Evergreen

Sun

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Dry

Hardiness Zones

9 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

Pink, White, Purple

Special Characteristics

Container, Tolerates Drought

Height at Maturity

6" to 12"

Video



Hairy Stemmed Rhipsalis (Rhipsalis Pilocarpa)



Details

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Common Name

Hairy Stemmed Rhipsalis

Scientific Name

Rhipsalis Pilocarpa

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Evergreen

Sun

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Dry to Medium

Hardiness Zones

9 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

White

Special Characteristics

Container, Tolerates Drought, Easy to grow

Height at Maturity

18" to 36"

Video



Queen of the Night (Selenicereus Grandiflorus)



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Common Name

Queen of the Night

Scientific Name

Selenicereus Grandiflorus

Type

Cactus/Succulent

Sub-Type

Sun

Full Sun to Part Shade

Water

Needs Moderate Moisture

Hardiness Zones

10 to 11

Soil pH

6.1 to 7.8

Flower Color

White, Yellow

Special Characteristics

Showy Flower, Fragrant, Container

Height at Maturity

72" to 180"

Video



Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera Truncata)



Details

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Common Name

Christmas Cactus

Scientific Name

Schlumbergera Truncata

Type

Cactus/ Succulent

Sub-Type

Evergreen

Sun

Part Shade

Water

Needs Moderate Moisture

Hardiness Zones

9 to 12

Soil pH

5.6 to 6.5

Flower Color

Pink

Special Characteristics

Showy Flowers, Container

Height at Maturity

18" to 24"

Video



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