On the Sill | Christmas Cactus
Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera
Nick-named after its flowering season, the Christmas Cactus is native to the rocky coasts of Brazil and occur exclusively in habitats which are cool, shaded, and humid. The unique connecting pattern of their stems are topped with exploding blooms of pink, red, scarlet, orange, gold, cream, or white.
LIGHT- Though they adapt well to low light conditions, you'll find your Christmas Cactus happily showing off her gorgeous blooms in an indirect, bright light environment.
WATER- Considering its native habitat, the Christmas Cactus is unlike its desert cousins; she likes to be watered once every 1-2 weeks, keeping the soil slightly moist. Don't let it dry out.
PRUNING - Trimming your Christmas Cactus about a month after blooming can help it to become a bushier, more voluminous plant. To prune, simply pinch off one or more of the leafy pads where they join together. These trimmings can be replanted in another pot to start your happy little Christmas Cactus family.
TOXICITY - Not only is she beautiful, the Christmas Cactus is also a non-toxic, pet friendly addition to your home!