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Holiday Cactus Plant – Thanksgiving / Christmas | 4-inch
$15.00 – $20.00
4″ pot Holiday Cactus
- Sunset Dancer
- Christa Orange
- Malissa White
- Limelight (yellow)
- Beach Dancer (Salmon)
- Eliza (purplish)
Weight 1 lbs
Orange, Pink, Purple, Red, White, Yellow
Plant only, Plant + heatpack
Variations Of Colors
Caribbean Dancer, Malissa, LimeLight, Purple, Exotica, Sunset Dancer, Pink, Crista Orange, Eliza, Salmon
The Holiday Cactus ‘Schlumbergera bridgesii’ This cactus produces small, flat stem segments that are roundish in nature, with minor serrations on both sides. They flower from the end of these segments. The flower produces a unique, tube-shaped “double flower” appearance, with the “outer” flower being formed by shorter leaves that curl back near the flower’s base, and the “inner” flower being formed further up the flower, near the stamen. They bloom from mid-November and January.
If temperatures are kept steady near the 68°F (20°C) mark, flowering can continue for eight weeks or more.
To induce flowering for the coming year, place your Holiday Cactus in a dark room for 12-14 hours on fall nights. For best flowering results, pinch off any plant segments less than 1 cm long in early September.
When grown as house plants, Schlumbergera cultivars are said to be relatively easy to care for. McMillan and Horobin describe in detail their cultivation in both commercial and domestic conditions. Their specific recommendations include:
Growing medium: Free-draining, humus-rich, somewhat acid growing media are used for commercial production, such as a mixture of peat or leafmould and an inert material such as grit, sharp sand or polystyrene beads. It is recommended that plants should be grown in relatively small pots; half-height pots are suitable.
Watering: They are more tolerant of drought than many house plants, but can be damaged by both under- and over-watering. Keeping the growing medium just moist throughout the year avoids either extreme.
Light: They can be damaged by exposure to more than small amounts of sunlight. Members of the Buckleyi Group, such as the old-fashioned Christmas cactus with pendant flowers, are more tolerant of high light levels than members of the Truncata Group, such as most of the modern cultivars. Too much light causes stems to take on a reddish colouration; however, very low light levels will prevent flowering. Day length is important in controlling flowering; continuous darkness for at least 12 hours is necessary to induce bud formation. A period of about 8 days with 16 hours of darkness at 16 °C (61 °F) has been shown to cause flower buds to form. Lower temperatures slow this process. The advice sometimes given to withhold water to produce flower buds has been shown to be incorrect.
Check our Thanksgiving Cactus Plant Care article for a complete care and growing guide.
Shipping Countries: United States (US)
Ready to ship in 1-2 weeks
Please allow 2 weeks complete processing time. All shipping rates are based on weight of plant. We do pack all plants in nursery pot for the health of the plant. All plants are shipped USPS priority or UPS. If you want any other way shipped, please message before purchase. Plants are shipped only on Tues or Wed.
Pot Hedz Plant Shop does not accept returns of plants, but we do offer a plant replacement policy. Please take a photo of your plant and email us at [email protected] within 24 hours of your plant being delivered to start the replacement process on all Pot Hedz Plants except where noted otherwise. It is at our discretion to determine whether a replacement, refund (partial or full) or store credit will be issued. We may request further documentation and photos. Pot Hedz does not replace plants if they are left in extreme temperatures upon delivery or if not removed from box immediately after being delivered. Thank you for your support. Please feel free to contact me with any questions, requests, and inquiries. Thank you and Happy Growing .
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