Orchid Cactus

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  1. I have an orchid cactus that just bloomed
  2. Why are the leaves turning red and disintegrating
  3. plant identification
Asked by Kathe W. on June 5, 2014
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.

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theficuswrangler

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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
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.

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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert

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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