Species: Schlumbergera bridgessii
Other Species Names: Holiday Cactus
Plant Height: 12 in.
Spread: 12 in.
Plant Form: Trailing
Summer Foliage Color: Green
Minimum Sunlight: Shade
Maximum Sunlight: Part Shade
Christmas Cactus produces masses of long-lasting, colorful blooms during the holiday season. Its flat, succulent leaves grow out from the each other to form stems and branches.
Christmas Cactus is an excellent flowering houseplant that can live for decades. It can be grown in containers or hanging baskets.
Christmas Cactus should be grown indoors in a location that receives bright, indirect sunlight. In nature, Christmas Cactus are epiphytic and grow on larger plants in rainforests. Because of this, they prefer a humid environment with well-draining soil that allows their roots to breath. Christmus Cactus respond well to pruning throughout the year to maintain a dense growth habit.