My Rose Easter Cactus (Rhipsalidopsis rosea) is a few years old. For the
last several months it's has been dropping segments like crazy. There is
no draft. I've changed water frequency and repotted it to make sure the
soil was a nice draining soil. I've moved it from west to south to north
It looks totally fine; not wrinkled, shrunken, discolored or anything.
It just drops segments.
IIRC, Xmas/Easter/Thanksgiving cactus don't like having their roots
disturbed. It might be trying to regroup from the repotting.
Did you summer it outside in a nicely shaded area? My 35 year old Xmas
cactus LOVES to be outside for the summer and always comes back in all
glossy and green and full of new leaves.
IIRC the recommended min temp is 55F. I let mine stay out in cooler
nighttime temps (49F last night, for example) as long as there is no chance
of a surprise frost but if your cactus is feeling a bit under the weather,
you might not want to push it to that extreme. Remember that it will need
shady, dappled sunshine if you move it outside. Under a tree or nestled
under a bush is good, otherwise it will burn/bleach. This summer I used
old lace curtains (2 layers) to make a little awning for mine to hide under
and that worked well.
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