Zygocactus, Christmas Cactus, Holiday Cactus & Schlumbergera are the same plant

Depending where in the world you live you will know these plants as zygocactus, christmas cactus, holiday cactus or schlumbergera. The good news is they are the same plant. In America they are mainly known as Christmas Cactus or Holiday Cactus as flowering coincides with Thanks Giving and Christmas holiday periods.

In Europe they are mainly known as zygocactus or schlumbergera and are asociated with christmas.

This works very well for those living in the northern hemisphere yet in the southern hemisphere where they were naturally found in the South American jungles they flower around April, May and June which is not christmas.

So in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa they are known simply by their common name of Zygo's.

This site is all about these amazing beautiful flowering plants. They are also house plants, easy to grow and requiring minimal care.

So welcome to my site. I hope you find it informative. Apart from my brother, I have probably grown more zygo's than anyone else in Australia over the years. In the early 1990's we introduced the Cobia varieties under the Showcase Zygo TM and Zygo Fantasies TM collections.