Christmas cactus growing succulent of the genus Schlumbergera also known as Christmas cacti or Schlumbergera, Christmas cactus perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in tropic, mediterranean or subtropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 10+.
Cladodes color green when the plant grow the cladodes become woody in brown color
Christmas cactus flower
Flower color can be: red, yellow, pink, orange, white or purple, there are multiple tepals 15-30 and the flowers attract Hummingbird
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Requirements for Christmas cactus growing and care:
Moist, frost free (can survive little bit frost)
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction
Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
No, but easy
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring, summer and in hotter climate can be also autumn, winter
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Mostly for design
Size of the plant?
40-100 cm, 16-40 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Average amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
Autumn / Winter / Spring
General information about the flower
Color of the flower can be: red, yellow, pink, orange, white or purple, there are multiple tepals 15-30 and the flowers attract Hummingbird