November Brilliance: The "Thanksgiving" Cactus (Schlumbergera truncate) – Kevin Lee Jacobs
THE CACTUS PLANT I TREASURE MOST comes not from the desert, but from the mountains of Brazil, where it grows, like the orchid, in the crotches of trees. I’m referring to the magnificent Schlumbergera truncate, pictured above. How to grow this easy-to-find “Thanksgiving Cactus,” and how to tell it apart from the rare “Christmas Cactus:” From late October through November, the “Thanksgiving” cactus puts on a show that mocks every
The Best Method for Propagating Christmas Cactus From Cuttings | Hunker
The Christmas cactus is a beautiful houseplant, and you can propagate Christmas cactus plants from a healthy parent plant to share with others or to give yourself more plants to display. It's a relatively easy process that involves rooting the cutting in a medium before repotting the new growth.
Christmas cactus – Good Description | Walter Reeves: The Georgia Gardener
This excellent article tells all you need to know about these holliday favorites. Holiday Cacti Chris Currey, University of Minnesota Graduate Student (this article is no longer online, so the images are gone) Thanksgiving cactus, Christmas cactus, Easter cactus...what about Halloween cactus, Valentine's Day cactus or Mother's Day cactus? Three different holiday cacti are probably...
How to Care for Christmas Cactus Plants | Hunker
Christmas cactus plants ( Schlumbergera bridgesii ) are epiphytes that grow naturally in trees in Brazil. They absorb moisture and nutrients from debris that gets caught in the tree branches. Commonly grown as houseplants, they can also be grown outdoors in pots in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 9 to 11, as long as they are brought indoors if the weather gets too cold. They can survive temperatures down to 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but their stems will be severely damaged.
How to Get a Christmas Cactus to Bloom: Watering, Propagating + More
A Christmas cactus needs three things in order to bloom. Start these in the fall and your cactus will begin to set buds in the winter.
20 Tips to Get Your Christmas Cactus to Bloom During the Holidays
The Christmas cactus, Schlumbergera, is actually a succulent bred from plants that grow in Brazil’s rainforests. It gets its name from the fact that it usually blooms over the holiday period, bringing bright colour to your home during the dark and grey months. To get it to bloom, though, you need to give it a bit of special care. Here’s the top Christmas cactus care tips.
How Do I Water Arrangements of Different Succulents?
Question: I am very new to succulents, and I am so chicken about it that I bought a succulent arrangement instead of creating my own. I have a bunch of questions about it. I have had it for about two months, and I believe I've watered it about once a week or a little bit less
Grafted Cactus Care: Tips For Grafting Cactus Plants
Grafted Cactus Care: Tips For Grafting Cactus Plants - Grafting cactus plants is a straightforward method of propagation which even a novice gardener can try. Different species work better with different methods but a brief cactus grafting guide follows with basic instructions on how to graft a cactus in this article.
How to Care For and Make a Christmas Cactus Bloom | World of Succulents
Christmas Cactus is a short-day plant. As the days get shorter, its buds are formed. This is when most of the mistakes are made that delay...