This beautiful indoor plant is in great demand especially during the Christmas holidays, because of its beautiful bloom that appears only during this time, unlike its green long arms that remains more attractive throughout the year.
This winter cactus can live for tens of years, always carrying more flowers, but provided that we take good care of it. Here you can find all you need to know about how to grow and care of a Schlumbergera!
How to grow a Schlumbergera?
The easy way to propagate a Christmas/ Thanksgiving cactus is by cuttings. It can be grown by cuttings at any time of the year, except at flowering, and if you want it to bloom beautifully in autumn, make the cuttings in spring and at the latest in summer.. Cut fragments with at least 3 segments, let them dry for a few days and repot them in the same mixture as the mother plant.
Seedlings can also be done in the spring between 19 and 21 °C.
How to care for Schlumbergera?
Plants should be kept in bright, indirect light. In the summer, they can be placed in a shady spot in the garden or in an unheated porch until temperatures get below 10°C.
Once in buttons, it is better not to move them to not make them fall before blooming.
Once flowering is over, stop watering for about a month and a half to allow the plant time to rest. Resume watering when new stems form.