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A beautiful holiday plant, the Christmas Cactus blooms during the Holiday season if cared for properly. A month prior to Christmas, you will be able to watch the tips of the leaves beginning to grow. The tips grow darker as each day passes, until a bud forms. At Christmas time, as if by magic, the buds open to a beautiful flower that will add color and warmth to any holiday season. Like many tropical cacti, Christmas Cactus is also an epiphyte. The flowers are available in a wide variety of colors including red, purple, orange, pink, fuschia, cream, etc.
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Above 35°F (2°C)
Allow soil to dry out in between regular watering schedule
These plants are not intended for human or animal consumption
Feed it with a balanced houseplant fertilizer between April and October.
In early spring, when new growth starts to show, resume feeding and watering. Move the plant outdoors in a shady spot for the summer.
Christmas cactus offer a profusion of tubular flowers that bloom for two to four weeks around Christmas time.