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Christmas Cactus

Beloved by generations of house plant lovers, Christmas Cactus delight us with bright colored blossoms in the dark days of winter when little else is in bloom. Easy to grow and long lived, they can be easily forced into blooming.

Unlike desert cacti, Christmas Cactus are epiphytes native to tropical Central and South America and grow in the same environment as orchids. They are at home growing in tree limbs with their roots in decaying leaves. They enjoy high humidity, along with consistent moisture.

As house plants, replicating their home environment is the key to happy Christmas Cactus.

See Christmas Cactus Care Guide here.

Additional Information

Botanical Name

Schlumbergera

Common Name

Christmas Cactus

Bloom Color

Orange, Peach, Pink, Purple, Red, Rose, Salmon, Violet, White

Foliage Color

Green

Height

6-24″

Width

12″

Light Requirements

Part Shade, Shade

Uses

Containers

Soil

Average, Well Drained

Water Needs

Consistent

Zone

9

Plant Type

Tender Cacti