Top Questions About Orchid Cactus

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Questions About Orchid Cactus

Asked by
Kathe W. on
June 5, 2014

Q. I have an orchid cactus that just bloomed

It never had bloomed before and now that the blossoms are finished, do I trim off that blossom and stem? It lives inside year round- in a very sunny spot.

Answered by
theficuswrangler on
June 6, 2014
A.

Congratulations! Not easy to get them to bloom indoors. Yes, after the bloom is spent, you can cut it and the stem off. Here's an article that might contain some new information for you: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/fishbone-cactus/orchid-cactus-care.htm

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Asked by
lizgoodman on
June 7, 2015

Q. Why are the leaves turning red and disintegrating

The leaves of my orchid cactus turn deep pink and sometimes lose their flesh, leaving a lacy skeleton.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
June 7, 2015
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Watering is a balancing act with Orchid Cactus.
Here is a link so you can familiarize yourself with the requirements.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/epiphyllum/epiphyllum-plant-care.htm

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Asked by
ceciluck on
November 17, 2016

Q. plant identification

I have the plant in the picture for the neem oil insecticide. I have been trying figure out what it is for years. Please let me know.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
November 17, 2016
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This is a Fishbone Cactus.
Here is a link with information on this plant.
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/cacti-succulents/fishbone-cactus/orchid-cactus-care.htm

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Asked by
Anonymous on
June 20, 2018

Q. Orchid catus

Can I keep my orchid catus outside in the shade in a hot climate. 120 day time temps. Its leaves seems to be getting thinner

Answered by
drtreelove on
June 20, 2018
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