Ackermann's disocactus Disocactus ackermannii

Ackermann's disocactus


D. ackermannii is an erect, perennial epiphytic cactus with flat thin slightly scalloped, fleshy stems, rarely 3-ribbed. The crimson to scarlet, red funnel-shaped flowers to 12cm have contrasting yellow pollen and white stigma lobes

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      Ackermann's disocactus

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Partial Shade

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Patio & Container Plants Sub-tropical

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by seed at 27°C as soon as ripe in acidic loamless compost. Softwood cuttings may be taken in late spring

  • insectPests

    Can be susceptible to scale insects and mealybugs under glass

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease free, except where grown in poorly draining soils which can result in root rot