An Orchid cactus blooms multi-petalled bright funnel shaped flowers. Despite the name cactus, it enjoys water and will need to be watered frequently. Flowers of the orchid cactus form green tubes at the base, which spread out into 4-6" blossoms. These are shades of bright red, with yellow stamen in the center. The flowering process occurs in mid-spring, and, once open, blooms will remain open day and night. The edges of leaf segments have a natural wavy appearance, with each wave point containing cactus spines. Orchid cactus prefer indirect or filtered sunlight. A healthy plant will show dark green growth with red edges if the right amount of light is being provided. Fertilize spring through autumn with a tropical fertilzer.