Christmas Cactus Leaves Curling? What to Do Next

Christmas Cactus Leaves Curling? What to Do Next

The Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera bridgessii), is a popular holiday plant that produces beautiful blooms during the winter. Christmas cactus leaves curling can be a cause for concern. In this guide, I’ll explain the reasons behind this problem and what you can do to save the plant. Healthy Christmas cactus leaves are rich vibrant and deep…

How Long Do Christmas Cactus Live? (Average Lifespan)

How Long Do Christmas Cactus Live? (Average Lifespan)

Christmas cacti are popular winter holiday plants, not just because they have beautiful flowers but they are easy to care for. If you provide your Christmas cactus with the right conditions, it will reward with beautiful blooms for many years to come. So, how long do Christmas cactus live? On average, a Christmas cactus lives…

Do You Water a Christmas Cactus From the Top or Bottom?

Do You Water a Christmas Cactus From the Top or Bottom?

Watering a Christmas cactus is a delicate balance. These beautiful holiday plants don’t tolerate extreme drought but they are also susceptible to root rot if overwatered. This can be controlled by how you water your plant. So, do you water a Christmas cactus from the top or bottom? The best way to water a Christmas…

Is a Christmas Cactus a Succulent? What to Know

Is a Christmas Cactus a Succulent? What to Know

Succulents are plants with thick fleshy stems or leaves that store water. This helps them survive in areas with high temperatures and low rainfall. All cacti including the Christmas cactus are succulents. However, cacti have few differences from the rest of the succulents. The Christmas cactus is a member of the Schlumbergera genus, which also…

Tips for Transplanting Christmas Cactus Safely

Tips for Transplanting Christmas Cactus Safely

Moving a plant from its growth media or location to a different one can result in many challenges including, wilting, leaf drop, yellowing leaves, drooping or stunted growth. In this guide, I’ll explain how to transplant Christmas cactus safely. Transplanting a Christmas cactus is not so different from repotting. However, in this case, you might…

Thanksgiving Cactus Bloom Care Tips

Thanksgiving Cactus Bloom Care Tips

Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) or zygocactus is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that can brighten up your home during the winter. It is commonly called the false Christmas cactus because it blooms around the same time as the true Christmas cactus. Typically, are just a few differences between the zygocactus and the Christmas cactus which…

Zygocactus vs Christmas Cactus – How to Tell The Difference

Zygocactus vs Christmas Cactus – How to Tell The Difference

Zygocactus also known as Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) is a popular holiday plant that blooms in late November. It commonly sells as a “Christmas cactus” in various stores during the holidays and most people fail to differentiate it from the true Christmas cactus. The main difference between zygocactus and Christmas cactus is in the shape…

6 Thornless Cactus Species (Cacti Without Spines)

6 Thornless Cactus Species (Cacti Without Spines)

Cacti are native to arid and semi-arid regions, where water and other resources are scarce. Most desert cacti have spines that help reduce water loss from the plants. The sharp pines also protect against predators and sometimes stick on animals to help disperse the cactus seeds. Over time, some cactus species have evolved to lose…

How to Propagate Christmas Cactus – Complete DIY Guide

How to Propagate Christmas Cactus – Complete DIY Guide

Christmas cacti are beautiful plants that make great gifts. If you have a friend or family member who loves these holiday cacti, you can propagate cutting from your plant and gift them. You can also get more plants by dividing a bigger Christmas cactus into several portions. The easiest way to propagate Christmas cactus is…

Christmas Cactus Bloom Care Guide

Christmas Cactus Bloom Care Guide

Christmas cacti (Schlumbergera bridgessii) are known for their colorful blooms, which typically appear in late fall or early winter. This makes them a popular choice for holiday gifts and decorations. While they are less demanding festive plants, most people don’t know what to do when a Christmas cactus blooms. Under proper care, Christmas cactus blooms…