January 08, 2020

Hatiora are a small genus of epiphytic cacti which belong to the tribe Rhipsalideae within the subfamily Cactoideae of the Cactaceae. Some Hatiora Species are well known and widely cultivated ornamentals, known as Easter cactus or Whitsun Cactus.

 

How to grow Hatiora in a Pot.

  1. For a cutting: choose a small pot around 10cm in width for 1-3 cuttings. As these plants enjoy being root bound you can start with a small pot and then upgrade as the plant grows. For a rooted plant: choose a pot or hanging basket at least twice the width and depth of the rootball.
  2. Fill the chosen pot with a fertile, well-draining potting mix. For beginners we recommend using the Bunnings “Cacti and Succulent Mix”. (This mix is an easy starting point). You can adapt your mix as you progress on your journey of keeping these plants to suit your growing conditions.
  3. Hatiora are highly adaptable and can be grown well throughout Australia. They should receive bright, indirect sunlight. An east or west facing window area is ideal but avoid very hot positions. Outdoors under partially shaded conditions is fine but in the colder states, protection from winter frost is required so an shadehouse or indoor area is more appropriate.

  4. Water deeply, once or twice a week, depending on weather conditions.
  5. We recommend fertilising your Hatiora once a fortnight in the warmer months and once a month through winter. We sell Fertiliser on our website and this can be diluted to create 1L of fertiliser.

 

All our Hatioras were originally sourced from the Adam's Jungle Cacti collection. Adam's Jungle Cacti was a small private collection of epiphitic plants, most of which originate from Central and South America, with a handful from Madagascar, Africa, Sri-Lanka, India, SE Asia etc.



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