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Q.Origin of moon cactus

Zone 32937 | Patnlee@ CFL.rr.com added on June 6, 2016 | Answered

If moon cactus has no chlorophyll and can’t survive on its own without being grafted to a host cactus, then how did it survive in the wild and grow old enough to reproduce?

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Answered on June 8, 2016

Since there are over 80 known species of Moon Cactus, there's a good chance they all came from a far fewer number of specimens that, over time, naturally grafted to other chlorophyll-producing plants, and among themselves, in the wild.

If you have a Moon Cactus or are considering getting one, this article contains information on their care:


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