Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera Cultivars, Crab Cactus Plant

Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus is easily propagated by cutting a short Y-shaped segment from the stem tips. Make certain, however, that the cutting is taken from healthy plant foliage only. Plant the segment approximately a quarter of its length deep in slightly sandy soil. Moisten evenly and place the cutting in a well-lit area, staying away from any direct sunlight.

To root cuttings for new plants, cut back shoots from the tips, cut at the second joint of each tip. The cutting should show signs of growth within a few weeks, at which time the plant can be transferred to another container, if desired, with a looser potting soil mix of compost, loam and sand.

How to Care for Christmas Cactus

  • Advice for Christmas cactus care tells us that it performs well under average home conditions with moderate care. The Christmas cactus will adapt to low light conditions, but the plant will produce blooms more readily if exposed to brighter light. That being said, too much direct sunlight can burn its leaves, so keep the Christmas cactus in an appropriate area to avoid this.
  • Christmas cactus moisture is important as well. The plant requires frequent and thorough watering, during its active growth in spring and summer, keeping the soil slightly moist. Allow Christmas cactus moisture levels to drop and dry out some between watering intervals, but never completely, and never let the plant sit in water, as this will lead to root and stem rot. Applying a mild houseplant fertilizer solution every other week is also acceptable.
  • When considering how to care for Christmas cactus, keep in mind it also prefers temperatures hovering between 60 and 70 degrees F. (15-21 C.) with average to high humidity levels. Placing a tray of pebbles filled with water beneath the Christmas cactus container is a good way to add more humidity to the home.
  • Once the Christmas cactus has ceased all flowering (usually by fall), or about six to eight weeks before you want the plant to rebloom, you should allow the plant to begin its dormancy cycle by cutting back on Christmas cactus moisture and reducing both light and temperature. Simply cut back the watering and make sure the plant receives 12-14 hours of darkness and average temperatures around 50-55 F. (10-12 C.). Also, keep the Christmas cactus away from drafty areas.
  • When you know how to care for Christmas cactus, this plant is not difficult to manage, and when given proper care and placed in a suitable location, the Christmas cactus may even surprise you with additional blooming cycles throughout the year.
299.00

Christmas Cactus - Schlumbergera Cultivars, Crab Cactus Plant

  • Product Code: pg-cactus-and-succulants-chrismas-cactus
  • Availability: 2
  • Offer: Hello Summer Sale! Get 30% Off on Summer Vegetable Seeds. Use Coupon Code:"SVSALE30"
  • Rs 299.00

  • Ex Tax: Rs 299.00


Christmas Cactus

The Christmas cactus is easily propagated by cutting a short Y-shaped segment from the stem tips. Make certain, however, that the cutting is taken from healthy plant foliage only. Plant the segment approximately a quarter of its length deep in slightly sandy soil. Moisten evenly and place the cutting in a well-lit area, staying away from any direct sunlight.

To root cuttings for new plants, cut back shoots from the tips, cut at the second joint of each tip. The cutting should show signs of growth within a few weeks, at which time the plant can be transferred to another container, if desired, with a looser potting soil mix of compost, loam and sand.

How to Care for Christmas Cactus

  • Advice for Christmas cactus care tells us that it performs well under average home conditions with moderate care. The Christmas cactus will adapt to low light conditions, but the plant will produce blooms more readily if exposed to brighter light. That being said, too much direct sunlight can burn its leaves, so keep the Christmas cactus in an appropriate area to avoid this.
  • Christmas cactus moisture is important as well. The plant requires frequent and thorough watering, during its active growth in spring and summer, keeping the soil slightly moist. Allow Christmas cactus moisture levels to drop and dry out some between watering intervals, but never completely, and never let the plant sit in water, as this will lead to root and stem rot. Applying a mild houseplant fertilizer solution every other week is also acceptable.
  • When considering how to care for Christmas cactus, keep in mind it also prefers temperatures hovering between 60 and 70 degrees F. (15-21 C.) with average to high humidity levels. Placing a tray of pebbles filled with water beneath the Christmas cactus container is a good way to add more humidity to the home.
  • Once the Christmas cactus has ceased all flowering (usually by fall), or about six to eight weeks before you want the plant to rebloom, you should allow the plant to begin its dormancy cycle by cutting back on Christmas cactus moisture and reducing both light and temperature. Simply cut back the watering and make sure the plant receives 12-14 hours of darkness and average temperatures around 50-55 F. (10-12 C.). Also, keep the Christmas cactus away from drafty areas.
  • When you know how to care for Christmas cactus, this plant is not difficult to manage, and when given proper care and placed in a suitable location, the Christmas cactus may even surprise you with additional blooming cycles throughout the year.

Write a review

Note: HTML is not translated!
    Bad           Good

Shop For Most Searched Plants

Seasonals:- African Violet / Aster Plant / Begonia plant / Carnation Plant / Celosia Plants / Dahlia Plant / Dianthus Plants / Geranium Plant / Gerbera Plant / Gloxonia Plant Orchids Plant / Petunia Plant / Salvia Plant / Shevanti Plant / Torenia Plant / Vinca Plant / Zinnia Plant .

Annual Flowering:- Adenium Plants / Allamanda Plant / Anthurium Plants / Bougainvillea Plant / Calanchchu Plant / Canna Plant / Euphorbia plant / Heliconia Plant / Hibiscus Plant / Hydrangea Plant / Ixora Plant / Jacobina Plant / Jasmine Plant / Lantana Plant / Lilies Plant / Mandevilla Plant / Marigold Plant / Mussaenda Plant / Nerium (Kaner) Plant / Other Flowering / Passiflora Plant / Pentas Plant / Plumeria Plant / Poinsettia Plant / Portulaca Plant / Rose Plant / Tagar Plant / Thunbergia Plant.

Plants By Type:- Aquatic Plants / Avenue Trees / Bamboos / Bonsai Plants / Bonsai Pre-Material / Cactus & Succulants / Climbers & Creepers / Diabetes Plants / Fern Flowering Plants / Fragrant Plants / Fruit Plants / Ground Covers / Hedges / Herb Plants / Indoor Plants / Insect Repellent Plants / Lucky Bamboos / Other Plants / Outdoor Plants / Palms & Cycades / Plants For Balcony / Plants for Bedroom / Plants for Entrance / Plants for Living Room / Plants for Office Desk / Plants for Terrace / Shrubs / Spice Plants & Herbs / Vaastu & Religious .

Green Plants:- Accalipha / Aglaonema / Alocasia / Arelia / Asparagus / Boston Fern / Caladium / Chlorophytum / Christmas Trees / Coleus / Cordyline / Croton Petra / Dieffenbachia / Dracaena / Duranta / English Ivy / Eranthemum / Exoecaria Plant / Ficus / Hosta / Juniper / Marantha / Money Plant / Ornamental Cabbage / Paperomia / Philondendron / Pinus / Polka Dot/ Sansevieria / Schefflera / Silver Dust / Snow Bush / Syngonium / Tulsi / Zamia.

Seeds & Bulbs:- Flowering Bulbs / Flowers Seeds / Foresty Seeds / Fruit Plants Seeds / Herbs Seeds / Lawn Grass Seeds /Magic Beans / Medicinal Seeds / Other Seeds / Seeds Packs / Special Seeds Packs / Vegetable Seeds.

Pot & Planters:- All Plastic Pots / Colorful Plastic Planters / Germination Trays / Grill Planters / Grill Pots / Hanging Baskets / Hexa Pots / Rectangular Pots / Round Pots / Self Watering Pots / Square Pots / Tower Planters .

Gift Plants:- Adenium Plants /Aglaonema / Anthurium Plant / Bonsai Plants / Ixora Lucky Bamboos / Orchids / Ornamental Fruit Plants / Valentine's Day Gift.

Garden Decor:- Ceramic Pots / Garden Tools / Pebbles.


plantsguru.com: the 24 x7 one stop nursery (Plants Shop)

India’s Biggest Online Plants Store (Garden Shop)

Welcome to the world of E Nursery! Plantsguru.com Delivering Greenery At Your Door Step. Plants Guru brings you the nursery online. No scorching heat, No insects all around, No mushy land, No muddy hands. All you find with us are fresh plants with benefits attached to it. Match your requirements to find a plant of your choice at Plants Guru. The wide range of natural plants and gardening accessories are all available on this one stop shop.

Online Shopping for Indoor plants @plantsguru.com

Plantsguru.com is India’s largest Nursery. We have wide range of indoor live plants. We have associated with many nursery plants manufactures and supplier. Plantsguru.com helps gardeners to make their dream garden by delivery all kind of gardening material at affordable price. Many kind of indoor plants are available like Insect repellent plants, air purifier plants, plants for bedroom and office space, everyone can buy online indoor plants and get free of cost home delivery.

Online shopping for Outdoor plants @plantsguru.com

Shopping for outdoor plants on plantsguru.com is easy like any goods we make sure to deliver fresh and healthy plants at your door step. We ensure the quality of plants before shipping. We followed proper process for plants preparation from collection to ship. We collect plants from many reputable plants manufacturer and check the health of plants and make them insect and diseases free before shipping. If you are going to buy plants from nursery you need proper homework to know about the plants, just go for the online shopping on plantsguru.com you will get all the details about plants from product description.

Online shopping for Seeds and Bulbs @plantsguru.com

When you think about shopping for seeds and bulbs there are many question in mind what will be the germination percentage and how to grow and transplant. We have many reputed seeds and bulbs manufactures; they are working in this segment from many decades. Bio carve seeds, Omaxe seeds, New Rama seeds, Sunrise seeds and many more, we noticed they have higher germination percentage. We provide all kind of seeds like vegetables seeds, flower seeds, fruits seeds, forestry seeds and herbs seeds.


© Plants Guru 2014. | www.plantsguru.com