Orchid Cactus
Disocactus ackermannii

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Cacti fertilizer (e.g. N3-P1-K5).
Mist requirements Mist every 2 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers hot summer (average over 22 °C) and cold winter (average under 15 °C) climates.
pH range 6.1 - 7.8
Acidity preference loves neutral pH conditions
Toxicity not poisonous


Climate tropical rainforest



Other common names Strap Cactus
Family Cactaceae
Other scientific names Epiphyllum ackermannii, Phyllocactus weingartii, Nopalxochia ackermanni, Phyllocactus ackermanni, Disocactus ackermannii var. ackermannii


Growth form shrub
Hardiness USDA 10 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of -1°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • orange
  • red
Leaf color
  • green