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.

This zygocactus site is all about the many different varieties grown in Australia. Many of these are also grown under the same or different names all around the world and where known both names are given.

The photographs show a range of profiles from single to groups and I hope some of them will inspire you to grow your own spectacular zygocactus.

How to use this site. Detailed information on each Australian variety is listed under ZYGOCACTUS VARIETIES. To identify individual flowers look under ZYGOCACTUS COLOURS. For information on how to grow zygocactus look under ZYGOCACTUS CARE.

This zygocactus site is under continual construction with lots of photographs and information being added during May and June 2016. A lot of these varieties are on sale in leading garden centres across Australia during May and June each year.