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Pink Christmas Cactus

Schlumbergera truncata

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Our Pink Christmas Cactus does well in bright and indirect light. These cheery wintertime flowers brighten up indoor spaces and look beautiful when placed in a brightly colored pot. *Please note, we classify our holiday cactus by bloom times- these cactus fall under the botanical name Schlumbergera truncata.* Other common names include False Christmas Cactus or Thanksgiving Cactus. 

The flowers have brightly colored downward-facing petals. Christmas cactus comes in a variety of different colors including, yellow, red, white, pink, salmon, and bi-color.

Pink Christmas Cactus do well indoors in a room that receives bright but indirect light, like an eastern or northern window sill. Christmas Cactus will adapt to low light conditions, but the plant will produce blooms more readily if exposed to bright light. The flowers are bright pink and appear prolifically when given bright, indirect light, and when exposed to room temperatures, anywhere between 65 - 75 degrees F.

The plants do like to stay on the dryer side. Pink Christmas Cactus looks amazing during the holiday season adding the traditional pink color with the foliage a bright green. The Christmas Cactus is also a cute gift for a hostess when attending a party or gathering. They are a great addition to any household because they are easy to take care of and add a touch of color.

Light Requirement of Pink Christmas Cactus:

The best place for your Pink Christmas cactus to flourish is indoors. Pink Christmas Cactus does best with bright indirect to bright direct light. Eastern exposure is ideal. A western window with a curtain works as long as the plant does not receive too much direct light. Too much direct sunlight can burn its leaves, so keep the Christmas Cactus in an appropriate area to avoid this. Protect them from cold drafts and extreme temperatures; 65-75 degrees F is recommended.

Watering Pink Christmas Cactus:

Water weekly. Remove plants from any decorative foil wrappers if necessary. Place the pot with drainage holes in the sink so it will be able to drain. After watering, let it sit for five minutes to drain. Depending on how hot and dry the environment is, you may need to water more often. Optimum humidity is 50-60%. Once all flowers are gone, withhold water for up to 6 weeks. Begin watering again when new growth appears.

Fertilizing Pink Christmas Cactus:

Do not fertilize your Pink Christmas Cactus while it is in bloom. The blooming period is from the beginning of November through January some as late as May. Once the flowers fade and drop, fertilize with a blooming houseplant fertilizer such as Jacks Classic All Purpose Fertilizer or Jacks Classic Houseplant Fertilizer. Follow the directions on the label. New foliage should begin to appear about six weeks after blooming ceases.

Best Growing Soil for Pink Christmas Cactus:

Pink Christmas Cactus does best in soil that provides optimum aeration & drainage, with improved moisture retention such as Espoma Cactus Potting Mix or Espoma Organic African Violet Soil. Any mix that contains sand is best because it is optimal for drainage. Drainage is critical because it helps prevent rotting, a common concern with cactus plants that are overwatered.

History and introduction of Christmas Cactus:

Christmas Cactus, also known as a hybrid Schlumbergera buckleyi, is a member of the family Cactaceae. They are categorized by their flattened stems and are grown for their colorful flowers that bloom indoors. It is native to Brazil, and it grows in the rainforest, on top of trees or shrubs, or sometimes in shady places among rocks.

Growzone: 9-11 Pink Christmas Cactus Hardiness Zones 9-11
Mature Height: 6 to 10 Inches
Mature Width: 16 to 20 Inches
Classification: Holiday cactus
Sunlight: Bright indirect or some direct light
Habit: Mound forming; trailing
Flower Color: Red, pink, or white
Foliage: Green and fleshy
Soil Condition: Well draining potting mix
Water Requirements: Likes to stay dry
Uses: Excellent indoors in hanging baskets

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