Holiday cacti are generally regarded as the simple, boring green houseplants. But during this magical holidays in December Thanksgiving or Christmas blooming cacti and spectacular flower show. The Thanksgiving cactus ( Schlumbergera truncata ) and the Christmas cactus ( Schlumbergera bridgesii ) are, as their names suggest, closely linked.
These plants are typical native to the tropical forests of South America. It is good to grow them in hanging baskets or containers. The baskets or containers should be stable, because the plants can grow quite large.
If outdoor hold off until night temperatures dip into the 40s by artificial lighting, grown. At this point, they bring inside to a cool place, as they do best when temps are between 50 and 65 degrees. Following the plants inside to move and to help flowering, initiate, you can keep them away from light sparingly 17:00 to 8:00
water because too much water can to bulkheads shall hold bud drop and even root rot. Let the top inch of soil to be touch dry before watering again.
Cactuses generally healthy growing with 50 percent-60 percent humidity. You could use a waterproof saucer with gravel fill, water half full, and set the Cactus on the gravel surface.
In any case, you should avoid high temperatures and heat fluctuations, when the plant is in flower.
There is good and easy to propagate these cacti . They are a small container of moist potting soil must, a Thanksgiving or Christmas cactus to provide a cutting or cuttings, and rooting hormone. Clip of a 3- or 4-segment piece, dip the cut end in rooting hormone, if you have it, then push the cut end into a container with soil about an inch or so.
Rooted, growing cuttings make great Christmas for your friends and family.
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