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Common name:

Christmas Cactus, Holiday Cactus

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Botanical name:

Schlumbergera x buckleyi

The Christmas Cactus is a succulent native to tropical rainforests, originating in the Brazilian rainforest. Christmas cacti grow in their native environments on moss-covered trees (as epiphytes) or in rock crevices filled with decaying vegetation (as lithophytes).

  • Light Requirements: Bright, indirect light. Keep in a warm location, over 55 degrees. 
  • Water Requirements: Water Christmas cacti thoroughly once the soil has completely dried out since its last watering. Allow excess water to run out through the drainage holes.
  • Characteristics: Christmas Cactus has segmented leaves with hanging flowers in red, pink, orange, and white hues. The range of bloom time is typically November through February.
  • Uses: The Christmas Cactus has become a popular holiday houseplant to add some color to the season.
  • Interesting Facts: When taken care of properly a Christmas cactus can last 20 – 30 years! 
  • Varieties:  Schlumbergera x buckleyi (syn. Schlumbergera bridgesii) is the true Christmas cactus, but Schlumbergera truncata can also be sold as a Christmas cactus. Schlumbergera truncata has more notched stems and blooms earlier, closer to Thanksgiving.
Tubular flowers encase the reproductive parts – pistil, ovary, stamens
Orchid-like flowers in shades of red, pink, purple, orange, white
Remove faded flowers to encourage the cactus to continue blooming
Cascading growth is attractively displayed in a hanging basket!

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Christmas Cactus include 4″ pot.  Purchase online and pickup at Himmel’s – while supplies last.

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