Now available a new e book on Growing Zygocactus by Tony Brindley

Growing Zygocactus (Christmas Cactus) has been written by one of Australia's leading authorities on zygocactus plants, Tony Brindley.

Tony has selected named zygocactus varieties from Australia, USA and Europe and flowered them naturally over a couple of years at the same location in Australia to see how they performed and compared.

The Growing Zygocactus Book contains over 240 images selected from over 10,000 zygocactus images taken over the years. Forty four named Australian, USA and European varieties were selected for comparison and are listed in the ebook. Many of these images have never been published before.

The eBook topics include:

  • Introduction
  • History
  • Breeding
  • Growing: Light: Watering: Fertiliser: Flowering: Temperature: Diseases and Pests: Potting Mix: Propagation: and, Pruning.
  • Photo Gallery
  • Flower comparison tables

The ebook is a downloadable pdf document with a release price of A$20.00 plus VAT where applicable.  BUY NOW. You will be taken to a secure Cloud Publishing landing page. Queries to CONTACT US

Zygocactus Flower Plate

ZygocactusZygocactus flower platter

This plate of colour is a sample of some of the diverse, rich and beautiful flowers that make up Australia's favourite Zygocactus Fantasies.


Zygocactus greeting cards

Our beautiful zygocactus greeting cards are now available from Cloud Publishing. They also have a range of other exotic flowers in photographs and art.

Only A$5.25 each.

See our new range of Christmas cactus greeting cards.

New ............... Introducing zygocactus flower comparisons

Depending where in the world you live you will know these beautiful flowering plants as zygocactus, christmas cactus, holiday cactus or schlumbergera. The good news is they are basically 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 November and December each year.

In Europe they are mainly known as zygocactus or schlumbergera and are associated 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. When not in flower think of them as foliage plants.

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. We are now adding some popular European varieties.

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 being 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 throughout the year. Our Zygocactus greeting cards are now available from Cloud Publishing who publish a growing range of beautiful photographic and art greeting cards and décor prints and not just flowers. Unfortunately neither or Cloud Publishing grow or sell plants.

Cloud Publishing is a related business of which has been established to release a new zygocactus book along with a range of exquisite greeting cards and décor prints which are currently available and definitely worth a look even if I say so myself. The zygocactus greeting card collection is available and growing and more décor prints in A4 and A3 sizes are becoming available. 

Zygo Fantasies

Zygocactus FantasiesZygocactus Fantasies

This is a sample of some of the varieties available for sale across Australia from leading garden centres during May and June each year.