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Easter Cactus

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  • Common Name: Easter Cactus
  • Latin Name: Rhipsalidopsis gaertneri; Hatiora gaertneri
  • Family Name: Cactaceae

A mild toxicity has been reported in dogs and cats that have eaten Easter Cactus, but tortoises have a slow digestive process and are very unlikely to be affected by eating this plant, so it can be fed in moderation and always as part of a wider, varied diet.

Grown in pots as a house plant in the UK, the exotic flowers come in various shades of cerise, pink, red, and sometimes white.  See Christmas Cactus

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