Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'
Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'
Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'
Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'
Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'
Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'
Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'

Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'

  • This Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus' ships in a 3.5" cups
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The Schlumbergera Truncata - 'Christmas Cactus' or Thanksgiving Cactus is also called Crab Cactus or False Christmas Cactus, is a winter-flowering, house plant that has become a popular holiday gift due to its ease of propagation and care.

Grows as a trailing/drooping plant and tends to do best when allowed to hang and encourage stem growth. Humidity is important as this is a tropical origin succulent, native to South America and not a typical arid-loving cactus. Do not let the soil run dry, but be careful to not let it set in wet soil for long periods at a time. Adapts well to low light environments but is more apt to produce blooms when exposed to brighter light, though too much direct light can cause sunburn and cause the leaves to yellow.

Bloom from November to December, with the possibility to rebloom in February.

Bright indirect light

Attracts birds, bees and butterflies.

Pink , Cream or Red flowers, non-fragrant

Pet safe, non-toxic 

Additional features: Drought Tolerant, Attracts Pollinators, Attracts Wildlife, and Pet Safe

This Christmas Cactus come in a 3 pack of 3.5"Cups

Color: Green serrated margin stems called cladodes. Bloom tubular flowers in shades of pink, red and cream.

Size: Can grow 6-12" tall and 12-24" wide

Soil: Well-draining cactus mix

Water: Consistent watering during blooming season and high humidity. Allow to slightly dry before watering but not completely.

Light: Requires bright indirect sun during blooming season. Minimum of 13hrs of uninterrupted darkness in order to bloom.

Fertilize: Fertilize during periods of growth or blooming. Do not fertilize during periods when buds appear till they bloom or during dormancy period.

Hardiness Zone: 10-12

Insects & Pests: Aphids, red spider mites, scale, and mealybugs are common insect pests.

*We cannot send plants to Alaska or Hawaii.

*Plants ship dormant in winter months.

*Pictures shown are of mature plants and not what you will receive

Use cactus soil or well draining soil with perlite or sand for additional drainage.

Ensure the pot has drainage holes to avoid roots standing water.

Keep soil moist but not soggy.

Blooms best in bright light.

Keep humidity high.

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Hardiness zone for this plant: 10 - 12

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Thanksgiving Cactus - 'Christmas Cactus'

Unlike other Cacti, the Schlumbergera's family are not use to hot, dry environments. These are in fact epiphytic succulents, despite their name, and are native to the tropical rainforests of southern Brazil. Here they grow on tree branches and bask in the high humidity, dappled sunlight and warm climate.

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