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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 ....

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 ....