Disocactus macranthus (Golden Orchid Cactus)

Disocactus macranthus (Golden Orchid Cactus)

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Disocactus macranthus is the most popular flowering cacti that grows richly branched with arched shoots , which are flattened at the base, twisting and turning and tapering to the tip like a leaf. The leaves are light green and notched on the edges. The areoles are small and thornless. It produce numerous small yellow-white flowers, very fragrant and profuse, tiny flat basket growth in very small 4-8 inches segments, some longer but most segments are small. The flowers are followed by red fruits are 0.7 to 0.8 inches long.

Disocactus macranthus thrives best in bright filtered light or partial shade. They do not like the direct full sun, but morning and late afternoon sun are okay.

Keep the soil wet spring through fall, while the plant is growing. In winter, water sparingly until the point that new growth starts in spring. Never enable it to dry out. Shriveled, limp stems are a sign the soil is too dry. After blossoming, rest one month before fertilizing. Don’t over-fertilize.