Schlumbergera - Christmas Cactus

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Schlumbergera - Christmas Cactus Zygocactus - Thanksgiving Cactus

Holiday cacti are easy to grow but are sometimes difficult to get to bloom. A medium light intensity and a soil high in organic matter are suggested. Do not allow the plant to dry out, water when the soil surface begins to feel dry. The plant may be kept drier in autumn. Any fertilizer may be used according to label directions. Cool temperatures or long nights are required to induce blooming. The plants bloom when given night temperatures near 55 degrees and day temperatures below 65 degrees.

Propagation is by cuttings.

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