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Christmas cactus pink ( 1 piece )

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Christmas cactus, scientifically known as Schlumbergera spp., is a popular houseplant that blooms around the holiday season.

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Description

Christmas cactus, scientifically known as Schlumbergera spp., is a popular houseplant that blooms around the holiday season.

care tips for Christmas cactus:

  1. Light requirements: Christmas cacti prefer bright, indirect light. Place them near a window that receives bright, filtered light, but avoid direct sunlight, as it can cause sunburn on the leaves. Inadequate light may result in fewer blooms.
  2. Temperature: Christmas cacti thrive in temperatures between 60°F and 70°F (15°C to 21°C). They can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures but are sensitive to extreme heat or cold. Protect them from drafts and keep them away from heating or cooling vents.
  3. Watering: Christmas cacti have moderate water needs. Water the plant thoroughly when the top inch of soil feels dry to the touch, but avoid waterlogging the soil. During the active growing season (spring and summer), water more frequently, allowing the soil to dry out partially between waterings. Reduce watering during the dormant period (fall and winter) to encourage blooming.
  4. Humidity: Christmas cacti appreciate higher humidity levels. You can increase humidity by placing the plant on a tray filled with pebbles and water, or by using a humidifier in the room. Misting the plant occasionally can also help maintain humidity.
  5. Soil: Christmas cacti prefer a well-draining, slightly acidic soil. Use a commercial cactus or succulent potting mix, or create a mixture of regular potting soil, perlite, and coarse sand. Good drainage is crucial to prevent waterlogged soil.
  6. Fertilizer: Feed Christmas cacti with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer diluted to half strength every 2-4 weeks during the active growing season (spring and summer). Avoid fertilizing during the dormant period. Alternatively, you can use a specialized cactus or succulent fertilizer according to the package instructions.
  7. Flowering: Christmas cacti require a period of cool temperatures and shorter daylight hours to initiate blooming. About six to eight weeks before the desired blooming period, expose the plant to temperatures around 50°F to 55°F (10°C to 13°C) and limit exposure to 8-12 hours of daylight per day. This simulates their natural winter conditions and encourages flower bud formation.
  8. Pruning: Pruning is generally not necessary for Christmas cacti. However, you can remove any dead or wilted stems or trim back leggy growth after blooming to maintain a compact and bushy shape.
  9. Pests and diseases: Christmas cacti are generally resistant to pests and diseases. However, they can occasionally be susceptible to mealybugs, scale insects, or fungal diseases. Inspect the plant regularly, particularly around new growth, and treat any issues promptly with appropriate pesticides or solutions recommended for succulents.

With proper care and attention, your Christmas cactus can bloom beautifully year after year. Enjoy the festive display of colorful flowers during the holiday season and provide it with the right conditions to thrive.

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3 reviews for Christmas cactus pink ( 1 piece )

  1. sumit parihar

    happy to have this plant.

  2. suchitra annathe

    happy to have this plant. good quality and live

  3. lalit uoreti

    most fav plant .

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