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FAQs

How can I propagate a Christmas cactus?

Christmas cacti are easy to propagate.  Remove sections of the plant consisting of 2 to 5 flattened stem segments.  Cut or pinch off each section at a joint.  Allow the cut/pinched ends of the cuttings to callus overnight.  The following day, fill a pot or other container with perlite or ....

My Christmas cactus doesn’t bloom well. Why?

The Christmas cactus requires proper environmental conditions to flower.  Critical factors in flower initiation are day-length and temperature.  The Christmas cactus is a short-day plant.  Short-day plants grow vegetatively during the long days of summer and produce flowers when days become shorter in fall.  The Christmas cactus will not bloom ....