Christmas cactus

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epiphytic cactus of Brazilian ancestry widely cultivated as a houseplant having jointed flat segments and usually rose-purple flowers that bloom in winter

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Christmas cacti seem to do best if you neglect them, watering them sparingly from the bottom maybe once a week, but don't let the roots sit in water.
Ruth adds: "We have always had orchids growing in our bathroom and a few Christmas cacti and it's wonderful having a bathroom that looks like a lovely garden and really relaxing to lie and gaze at the greenery and flowers.
Expert tip Christmas cacti enjoy lots of indirect sunlight and it is important to keep the soil moist but allow the top inch to dry out between watering.
Available in formulas for healthy and beautiful green foliage plants, flowering plants, and Poinsettias and Christmas Cacti.
Garden centres and nurseries are awash with cyclamen,forced bulbs and Christmas cacti,feathery ferns and winter cherries (Solanum) with their orange/red berries and,of course, the favourite poinsettia.
Christmas cacti and their close relatives have been flowering on their own in the crotches of trees in the uplands in Brazil to the mountains of Bolivia.
Christmas cacti may fail to produce flower buds if the temperature is too high.
Christmas cacti Poinsettia Cyclamen African violets Kalenchoe Hyacinths Amaryllis Orchids
The Christmas cacti, above, has for generations been a favourite houseplant with its ornamental foliage tipped with pretty pink flowers.
But, actually Christmas cacti (Schlumbergera truncata) can flower from November to March, as long as they have been given a cool, dry resting period in February and March.
But actually, Christmas cacti (Schlumbergera truncata) can flower November to March, as I long as they've been given a cool, dry resting period in February and March.
There is no shortage of festive house plants on offer, from stunning red poinsettias, to sizzling pink Christmas cacti, subtle orchids or perfumed jasmine.
Q: Christmas cacti are becoming more and more popular.
If it is kept in a lighted place after night fall, it won't develop buds, which is why so many Christmas cacti kept in living rooms don't flower.