Schlumbergera 'Christmas Cactus'
Schlumbergera truncata, aka the Christmas cactus or Zygo cactus, so named because it blooms during the winter months, is a jungle cactus with stunning flowers. Unlike desert cacti, this plant prefers humid environments and does not want direct sun. Provide bright-indirect to moderate light, except in the fall, when you want to put it in a cool and fairly shady place to encourage blooms. Allow the top few inches of soil to dry out in between waterings, and consider using distilled or filtered water as this plant can be sensitive to tap water at times. Fertilize when flowering and during the growing season (April-October).
Sudden changes in temperature, location, or care can cause bud drop. Once your plant sets buds, be careful not to alter its growing conditions too much to avoid stressing it out. Keep this plant away from vents, AC units, or drafty areas.
Size: 2", 4", 6" pot
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