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. SeeChristmas Cactus.