You bought one, it’s gorgeous and if you treat it right your Christmas cactus can live for 25 years. It is a true cactus but the small soft spines make it easy to deal with. I have a bright pink one, but they come in many other colors of red, white, orange and yellow.
CHRISTMAS CACTI CARE:
Place your holiday cactus in a bright, cool area that does not get direct sun. If you have an east window that is ideal.
Water your plant thoroughly when the top 1/2 inch of soil is dry.
Fertilize when new buds start to swell and new leaves appear. Then use a liquid indoor fertilizer every 10 days until the blooming cycle ends.
Every year check the roots for health. If your plant is root-bound, move it into a new pot with fresh soil. Choose a pot that is no more than 2 inches larger in diameter as the old pot.
Treated with a little care, your Christmas cactus should do you well for many holidays to come.
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