How to grow Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus grow and care – 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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How to grow 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:

Planting season:
Spring, summer and in hotter climate can be also autumn, winter

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Mostly for design

Size of the plant?
40-100 cm, 16-40 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
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

Scientific name:


How to grow Christmas cactus

Growing Schlumbergera flowers

Christmas cactus orange flower

Schlumbergera flowers

Christmas cactus pink flower

Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus flowers

Growing Christmas cactus flowers

Christmas cactus palnt care

Christmas cactus make it bloom


Blooming Seasons
  • Autumn flowers
  • Spring flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Orange flower
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Yellow flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Tropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Indoor plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
  • Winter planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12
  • Hardiness zone 13