Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera Truncata - Thanksgiving Cactus Seeds
If you are looking to fill your home with festive indoor plants for the holiday season? Christmas cacti make a great addition to your house decor.
They bloom right in time for Christmas and are stunning to look at when they flower.
Schlumbergera truncata is a species of plant in the Cactaceae family. It is endemic to a small area of the coastal mountains of south-eastern Brazil where its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist forests.
How to Care for a Christmas Cactus
A lack of water and dramatic temperature swings can cause flower buds to drop more rapidly. Maximize your specimen's blooming period by paying attention to these six key factors:
Soil: Use a quality soil rich in humus and other nutrients.
Temperature: Maintain an optimal climate of 65 degrees.
Watering: Keep the soil evenly moist while your plant is blooming, misting it frequently.
Light: Place the cactus in an east-facing window for moderate light and some direct sun.
Fertilization: Apply a high-potassium fertilizer every two weeks once buds form.
Transplantation: Repot your cactus each year after flowering.