Blooming Christmas cactus.. stunning
This Christmas, why not try out a new plant to decorate your home with? Consider the Christmas cacti. These plants come in all shapes and sizes so there’s sure to be one that suits whatever look you’re going for this season! They bloom right before we celebrate again – how beautiful is it?
The beauty of a Christmas cactus is undeniable, especially during the holiday season. They come in all shapes and sizes with their brightly colored blooms that last for weeks on end! Here are some simple ways you can take care to keep them thriving through these dreary winter days!
Come this holiday season, your Christmas cacti are going to be in full bloom! From soil to repotting and watering there is no reason why you can’t have a beautiful plant. Even if it’s your first time gardening – these helpful tips will guide you through your successful Christmas cactus blooms with ease!
How to Care for Christmas Cactus
The sun is the enemy of Christmas cacti! As much as these plants may seem like they thrive in hot, dry weather—that’s not actually true. In fact, when grown correctly with humidity and indirect light to mimic their natural habitat Christmas Cactus are thriving at their best.
The best way to make sure your plant is getting enough water and staying healthy in this tough climate? Put it next to a wall or fence. It will take advantage of natural shade from the sun, which helps prevent overheating as well!
Soil: rich quality soil mix.
Temperature: best if grown in temperature around 65 degrees.
Watering: Moist, well-drained. Mist the plant regularly.
Light: Moderate light, best if placed on an east-facing window.
Fertilizer: High-potassium fertilizer needed every 2 weeks.
Transplantation: Repot each year after it finishes with flowering.
How to Encourage More Blooming
For the last week of summer, take care not to overdo it with water. Keep a cool temperature around 50 degrees and provide just enough that your plants need in order for them stay healthy.
When new growth begins, use the following strategy to encourage blooming: provide a temperature between 55 and 65 degrees with 10 hours of light or 14 total darkness for four weeks after.
When buds appear, introduce the plant to warmer temperatures and begin regular culture as described above. Growers should know that plants will bloom in about six weeks with this treatment!