Schlumbergera (Christmas Cactus)

By : | 7 Comments | On : December 8, 2014 | Category : Nature, Uncategorized

christmas cactus

Gorgeous isn’t it?

Also the name is fabulous. Schlumbergera, great word right? LOL.

The Christmas Cactus belongs to the Schlumbergera genus and blooms when the light and dark cycle is about even, and the evenings are cool.

They require very little care, if anything you are more likely to overwater than underwater this hardy Brazilian cactus.

They are simple to propagate, don’t need much care and have the most amazing blooms in the dead of winter (right when a lot of us could use a little color!) making them an almost ideal houseplant.

Mine has blooms coming out all over the place right now. Most of them are just beginning, but this one flower decided to have a show all to itself…

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  1. posted by Kristin K on July 4, 2015

    This is a beautiful Christmas Cactus! I love the colour…it’s definitely my favourite! And, you’re right about needing a little colour in the coldest months of the year! Thanks for bringing in some warmth!!!

    • posted by YogurtHydro on July 24, 2015

      I always miss my garden during winter, so it does bring some warmth when it’s -20 outside and you have flowers blooming indoors!

  2. posted by Alina Conn on July 9, 2015

    These are gorgeous! I will have to find some this year for my home during the winter months!

    • posted by YogurtHydro on July 24, 2015

      They propagate very easily too, if you know someone who has one, just ask for a few segments, they root easily in soil & peat moss or in water.

  3. posted by johnhutchens1 on August 17, 2015

    The Christmas Cactus is very pretty, I like the color.I will have to find some this year during the long cold winter. They will make things more cheerful.

  4. posted by debbie on August 28, 2015

    These are such gorgeous plants I have some but did not know they had another name I will cherish them even more now

    • posted by YogurtHydro on September 4, 2015

      It’s such a great name too.:) What color do you have?


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