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epiphyte
A plant that grows on another,
but does not obtain nutrients from its host.
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Hatiora rosea

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Family Cactaceae
Name Hatiora rosea
Synonyms Rhipsalis rosea
Rhipsalidopsis rosea
Common Name Easter Cactus
Featured Plant October 2006
Etymology
Hatiora Named after Thomas Hariot, 16th century astronomer, mathematician, ethnographer and translator. Hatiora is an anagram of Hariota, the Latinised version of his name.
rosea From Latin rosea meaning rose coloured.

  See also:  Cactus & succulents

This species of epiphytic cactus from Brazil produces beautiful pink flowers in late Spring, usually at about the same time as Disocactus and Epiphyllum.

This is called the Easter Cactus because in the northern hemisphere, it flowers around Easter. In New Zealand, it flowers in October and November.



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