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Hatiora

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Hatiora

Hatoria is a small genus of epiphytic cacti that belong to the Rhipsalideae family within the Cactoidedeae subfamily within the Cactaceae. Original from Central and South America, particularly from Brazil, it most often grows on tree trunks, although it can be found on sheer cliffs in mountainous areas. Most often this plant is confused with Rhipsalis: the main difference between them is the shades of the flowers and the formation of the segments. It is characterized by many cylindrical, erect and branched stems of light green color from which, in spring, small yellow flowers bloom. In nature, they grow on rocks and trees, so these cacti require dense soil. For cultivation, a mixture of dense soil and pumice or wood bark is suitable. Here are some tips for its cultivation: Requires an exposure in partial shade, as long as it still receives plenty of light throughout the year. It is preferable to keep it at mild temperatures and never below 5 °C, for this reason it is recommended to shelter it during the winter period. Water moderately but only when the soil is completely dry. It is enough to water the plant once a week in spring and summer and suspend watering completely in winter. The best soil is a well draining one, for example formed by a mixture of peat and pumice so that the water does not stagnate. They do not need frequent fertilization, it is sufficient to dilute the fertilizer with watering once a year.