|'Nativa Brasil Nilva'
|pendant, orange flowers have petals with pink tinged white bases and throats. Wide petals have acute apexes. Petal margins are interestingly crimped and slightly ragged. Tube is a pink tinted white (temperature related). Stamens are white. A vivid magenta-pink stigma barely emerges from the anther cluster. This native Schlumbergera is now common in many homes and like many native plants in the 70s and 80s, was removed from the forest habitat to be grown in Brazilian homes.
|elongated, dark green phylloclates have 2-3 small, forward facing dentations per marginal side. Areole notches are shallow. Growth is pendant growth. Named "Nilva" was given in honor of the mother of Mariceli Freimut da Silva who kept a pot of this cultivar in her cultivation for many years and later passed it on to family members.