Christmas Cactus
Schlumbergera x buckleyi
 

Care advice

Watering guidelines During summer the soil should be kept very moist, while during winter it should be kept moist.
Fertilizer suggestions Use Cacti fertilizer (e.g. N3-P1-K5).
Mist requirements Mist every 5 days
Light preferences Prefers bright light but not direct sun
Temperature preference Prefers warm constant temperatures through the whole year (average around 22 °C).
pH range 5.1 - 6.5
Acidity preference loves acidic conditions
Toxicity poisonous

Origin

Climate tropical rainforest

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Names

Other common names Holiday Cactus, Zygocactus
Family Cactaceae
Other scientific names Zygocactus x buckleyi, Epiphyllum x buckleyi, Schlumbergera bridgesii

Characteristics

Growth form subshrub
Hardiness USDA 11 (plant tolerates a minimum temperature of 4°C)
Flowering true
Flower color
  • apricot
  • coral
  • cream
  • pink
  • red
  • white
Blooming months
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    1Jan
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    2Feb
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    3Mar
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    4Apr
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    5May
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    6Jun
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    7Jul
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    8Aug
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    9Sep
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    10Oct
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    11Nov
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    12Dec
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    1
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    2
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    11
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    12
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Leaf color
  • green