Christmas Cactus

Easy Care Likes Humidity Pet / Child Friendly Shade Tolerant

£10.00

Colour
White
Pink
Red
Size
Quantity
- + of 3 available

Note: plants only available for delivery in Bristol

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Plant Care

I got my name because I flower around the festive season. Even though this year I seem to be flowering in lockdown so maybe I should be renamed to 'the lockdown cactus'. Bringing a bit of brightness to your home. 

My flowers can last up to 8 weeks if kept in the right conditions. 

 

Botanical name - Schlumbergera

 

Tolerant of most light conditions

I like to see early morning or late afternoon sun so a semi shaded spot is perfect for me. Even though I'm a cactus I do not like harsh bright sunshine so please avoid a south facing windowsill especially in summer. 

 

Light watering

Even though I'm a cactus I am not drought resistant, remember I originate from a rainforest. Let the top inches of soil dry out before watering me again. Water until it runs out the bottom of the pot but don't leave me sitting in a puddle. 

 

Care Tips

Unlike my friends the desert cacti I like a mist and a humid environment. So why not spritz me every couple of days. 

If repotting please use a well draining soil mix to prevent water-logging occurring around my roots. I rarely need fertiliser, if using a cactus fertiliser be sure to dilute it to half strength, and only in the growing months (April to September, no more than once a month).