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Unknown: Possibly Disocactus Ackermanii?

This was one of my first 2 epiphytic cacti given to me as a division by a friend in the early 1990s after I admired the bloom on hers.  In 2000 I almost lost the plant to mealy bugs.  I had to take cuttings and discard the mother plant, so it will be a while for it to bloom again.  It generally takes 2 to 3 years for a cutting to reach blooming stage.

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2003: For the first time in 4 years, this has begun blooming again.  It had 3 blooms this year between 5/12 and 5/14 it has had 3 blooms.  It has been identified as probably Disocactus ackermanii, either the species or a hybrid of it, although there is some controversy about this.

In 2004 there were 4 blooms.

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