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North College Hill, United States

Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera bridgesii

The Christmas Cactus is a beautiful holiday plant as it brings holidays colors into your home. It has arching foliage with bright, cascading flowers measuring around 3 inches. The Christmas cactus will flower through the holidays months and stop blooming around late winter or early fall. You can search helpful information about Christmas Cactus with best app for plant identification.

Temperature & Humidity Average household temperature is fine all year but when it is time to bloom they need a lower temperature. I recommend starting the beginning of October to when it blooms keep the Cactus in temperatures between 50F-55F. If you live in a colder climate where Fall temperatures are in the 50s, leave your plant outside. Just be sure to bring it in before the first frost.

Light If the plant is already in bloom when you bring it home, set it in high light but not direct sunlight which can burn the leaves. If your plant has not bloomed yet be aware that their flowering is directly related to the length of the day versus night (and also to temperature). Your cactus must get 12-13 hours of uninterrupted darkness in order to provide vibrant flowers. Once it blooms this does not apply.

Water Keep your plant just moist except for the time between early October and bloom when you should allow soil to dry between waterings. Ans then from when it blooms to end of September, keep soil moist.

Fertilize once every two weeks after it blooms. Also, do not move the plant once it blooms as this will cause the buds to fall off and it will stop flowering.

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Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera bridgesii

The Christmas Cactus is a beautiful holiday plant as it brings holidays colors into your home. It has arching foliage with bright, cascading flowers measuring around 3 inches. The Christmas cactus will flower through the holidays months and stop blooming around late winter or early fall. You can search helpful information about Christmas Cactus with best app for plant identification.

Temperature & Humidity Average household temperature is fine all year but when it is time to bloom they need a lower temperature. I recommend starting the beginning of October to when it blooms keep the Cactus in temperatures between 50F-55F. If you live in a colder climate where Fall temperatures are in the 50s, leave your plant outside. Just be sure to bring it in before the first frost.

Light If the plant is already in bloom when you bring it home, set it in high light but not direct sunlight which can burn the leaves. If your plant has not bloomed yet be aware that their flowering is directly related to the length of the day versus night (and also to temperature). Your cactus must get 12-13 hours of uninterrupted darkness in order to provide vibrant flowers. Once it blooms this does not apply.

Water Keep your plant just moist except for the time between early October and bloom when you should allow soil to dry between waterings. Ans then from when it blooms to end of September, keep soil moist.

Fertilize once every two weeks after it blooms. Also, do not move the plant once it blooms as this will cause the buds to fall off and it will stop flowering.