Keep your Christmas cactus blooming year after year with these easy-to-follow tips! Learn how to water, fertilize, and provide proper lighting for your holiday favorite.
Christmas Cacti, aka Schlumbergerabridgesii, is a small genus of cacti that is super simple to grow. It is a resilient indoor plant that makes a wonderful addition to any decorating aesthetic. This popular plant propagates pretty easily and if cared for really well, can last a very long time!
In general, Christmas cacti require bright indirect light or filtered light and enough moisture that the potting material does not dry out.
These plants like to be a little root bound.When you first bring your plant home, it’s not necessary to repot it right away. When you do repot use a potting mix for succulent plants that is well draining.
Or mix your own by combining two parts plain potting soil with one part clean sand or vermiculite.
Water the Christmas cactus when the top 1-2″ of soil feels dry to the touch.When to water will vary with the air temperature, amount of light, rate of growth and relative humidity of your home’s microclimate.
Feed with a slow release fertilizer in late February, May, and one last time in late August.
Follow along to learn more about how to grow Christmas cactus.