Red Christmas Cactus

Genus Schlumbergera
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Red Christmas cactus are a preferred houseplant and for a good reason! When they flower, they generate colorful, tubular blossoms in beautiful red shades. These lovely flowers, their lengthy bloom time,and also very easy care demands make them a remarkable plant. We'll bet someone in your household loves the Red Christmas cactus!

Unlike numerous various other cacti, Red Christmas Cactus and their family members do not reside in dry environments. Their natural behavior is one of an Epiphyte living in tree branches in the tropical rainforest of Brazil! In other words, they like a damp climate, not a dry one, so it's important to water these cacti more frequently than most succulents.

How To Care

As quickly as the leading inch of soil in the container feels dry to the touch, soak the soil till water runs through the pot's drainage openings; discard water in the tray so the plant doesn't sit in water. It's especially vital to water well while the plant is flowering.

From spring through very early fall, feed every 2 weeks with a balanced houseplant fertilizer. Throughout the fall and also winter, feed the cactus monthly.

Prune these beauties in June to motivate branching and much more flowers. Simply removed a couple of sections of each stem. If you wish, position the cut sections in damp vermiculite to make even more plants-- they root easily. If your cactus is not blooming, it may be because of the amount of daylight they're getting or the temperature.

To set off blooming, evenings need to be a minimum of 14 hours long as well as days in between 8 to 10 hours for 6 weeks. If you have strong indoor lighting in the evening, you might need to cover your cactus.

Flowers will just develop when the temperature is between a cool 50 to 55 ° F (10 to 13 ° C).

If the cactus drops its buds one winter, don't stress: it should grow the following year.

Landscape Ideas

The Red Christmas Cacti, commonly used as a holiday house plant, grow well in most container soils, as long as it drains well. Make sure that your pots have drainage holes.

Plants should be kept in bright, indirect light.
A daytime temperature of 70°F (21°C) and an evening temperature of 60-65°F (15-18°C) is preferred.

In the summer, Red Christmas Cacti can be placed in a shady spot in the garden or in an unheated porch until temperatures get below 50°F (10°C).

For additional options, be sure to check out our Tabletop Christmas tree collection.

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Christmas Cactus

Very good. Not yet flowering but, that may be due to my low light conditions. Currently attempting artificial lighting to see if I can encourage more flowering. Altogether hopeful. Great packaging and site. Thanks.

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Tracy V.
United States United States
Everybody loved them!

It was great. I sent Christmas cactus to all those hard-to-buy-for friends and family. I was sent photos ond rave reviews on how the came!!! Lovely blooms!!!You made gift giving simple!!

Sandra P.
United States United States
Christmas cactus

Purchased for my sister-in-law for Christmas. I think she likes it! She sent me a picture last week when it got there and sent another one today! You never know what you’ll get when ordering online, but this is definitely a winner!

Patricia D.
United States United States
Red cactus

Wonderful and so easy

Pearl D.
United States United States
thank you

I did order a christmas cactus and it got here but not in the time you told me, that is ok, it was a day later but it came in great shape. thank you so much, will certainly use you again.

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