CACTACEAE
Schlumbergera bridgesii

Common names:  Christmas Cactus

Light needs:  Medium to high, indirect light.

Best temperatures:  Room temperature.  Provide 55F (13C) in fall for best blooms.  Do not expose to frost.

Water and humidity needs:  Keep evenly moist.  Reduce watering in fall before buds form.

Growing guidelines:  Grow in a small, well-draining pot with a mixture of soil, sand, peat moss, and compost.  Replace mixture every Spring.

Common problems:  Aphids may be a problem.  Watering with cold water can cause the leaves to drop.

Propagation:  Tip cuttings year round.

Currently in Greenhouse:  Yes

 

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