Christmas Cactus 4" Pot (Red)-

Regular Price: $19.99 | $16.99

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Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) is an old-time favorite with a very long life. It is capable of living decades and being handed down from generation to generation. Christmas Cactus got its name due to the time of year it blooms, which is November through December. A little known fact is that it also blooms during the spring. Christmas Cactus requires bright, indirect light and should be watered evenly, especially while blooming. Don't allow standing water on the leaves to keep the foliage healthy and looking good. When in bud, it is important to keep the soil evenly moist and not to overwater or let soil dry out. This may cause the buds to drop before they open. Plant in a well-drained soil such as Josh's Frogs Holiday/Christmas Cactus Soil. Christmas Cactus will do well in normal household temperatures and is easy to care for.


Container Gardens/Terrariums/Houseplant:

Schlumbergera truncata-Christmas Cactus can be planted in a container garden or large terrarium if given proper drainage and the correct soil. A very popular houseplant that makes and beautiful, showy display and the interesting leaf shape gives the plant interest when not in bloom. Christmas Cactus like to be slightly root bound so keep this in mind when moving to a larger pot size.


Josh's Frogs offers a wide variety of glass terrariums, container garden soils, drainage layers and other supplies for all of your indoor gardening needs.


Vivariums/Animal Terrariums:

Schlumbergera truncata-Christmas Cactus is great for tropical vivaria as long as it is not kept soaking wet and allowed to dry out occasionally. It's an epiphytic cacti and should be planted on the background or hardscape. If planting in substrate, make sure to place in a high area in well drained soil. It will grow into a large bush if not pruned so keep this in mind when planting. It does not require air movement as long as standing water is not present on it's leaves. Schlumbergera truncata-Christmas Cactus will grow fairly scaly, long leaves in a naturalistic vivarium.


As good practice, Josh's Frogs recommends washing all plants thoroughly removing as much soil as possible with dechlorinated water before placing them in their final home. Plants from Josh’s Frogs are specifically grown to be safe for use with animals. Live plants may vary in color, size and appearance. 




Pictured in a 4" pot.



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