Thanksgiving Cactus or Schlumberbera Truncata Purple Dancer Bloom Starter Plant


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Weight 1 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 4 × 4 in
Growth Rate


Sun Requirement

Full Sun





Schlumberbera Truncata, commonly known as “Christmas cactus” or “crab cactus” has pendent green branches tipped with vivid red-orange flowers that remain fresh for weeks on the plant.

The names of these cacti, which are native to jungles rather than deserts, denote their blossoming time. The individual stem joints are 1 to 1 1/2 inches long, from arching, pendulous branches from whose tips hand satiny, many-petaled flowers.

These cacti do best in bright indirect light or curtain-filtered sunlight. Before blossoming, night temperatures must be about 55 degrees. To ensure flowers, leave the plants outdoors from early fall until just before frost. Once the buds are set, night temperatures of 60 or 70 degrees and day temperatures of 70 degrees or higher are ideal.

Pot in a mixture composed of 2 parts peat moss and 1 part packaged potting soil and 1 part sharp sand or perlite. Keep the potting medium evenly moistened and fertilized every two weeks during the growing season but keep the mixture on the dry side and do not fertilize while the plants are resting.

• Location: Full Sun. Allow plenty of space at each side.
• Height: Low; trails and spreads.
• Soil: gritting, sandy, gravelly earth.
• Watering: Less than average.
• Made in United States


The listing price is for one or each plant.

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We pack plants with great care to ensure your order arrives as safely as possible, however, we have no control of what may happen to the package in shipping once it leaves our location.

We are a recently licensed plant dealer in middle Georgia; selling houseplants, perennials, annuals, seeds (seasonally), succulents, planters and cover pots plus handcrafted birdhouses and other garden accessories.

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Shipping Countries: United States (US)

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  1. RR

    My new False Aralia arrived in a few short days in very tidy and secure packaging. I was pleasantly surprised at how healthy it was out of the package. It only needed 1 day to recover. After 1 week it is really livened up and looking happy. Great little plant and an excellent purchase!! Thank you!!!

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  2. LC

    Love this plant.Its amazing.

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  3. GG

    The shipment arrived in a timely manner and my plant was well packaged. When I unwrapped it I was presented with a beautiful unusual plant. It didn’t show much signs of stress from the trip. This is a good source for plants.

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    • PT

      We’re so happy you’re satisfied with your plants, Gail! Your happiness is our priority. Feel free to share pictures of your flourishing garden!

  4. GG

    I think we suffered a little stress from the journey as it lost 3 or 4 leaves and the box it was in was damaged. But the plant is coming around and starting to recover because it is a very healthy plant.

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    • PT

      I appreciate your patience and am sorry to hear about the minor setbacks during transit. It’s great to know the plant’s resilience is shining through, and it’s on the mend. We’re happy to assist you with any post-purchase help we can give. Here’s to a speedy recovery!

  5. MT

    Speedy delivery, well packaged and very healthy plant

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    • PT

      We appreciate your trust in us! It’s fantastic to hear that you’re enjoying your plants and our service.

    • PT

      Thank you for taking the time to review us! We’re thrilled to hear that you had a great experience with us. We appreciate your support and hope to serve you again in the future!

  6. KC

    The plants showed up in great condition and are doing well. Would definitely recommend this seller.

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  7. JJ

    Packaged very well and plant looked very healthy

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    • PT

      Thanks a bunch for your awesome review, Joshua! We’d love to show you off to the world, so share them on your socials! We’ll be sure to feature you, just remember to tag us and our vendor to spread the love. Let’s keep on growing together!

      -Plantly Team

  8. AS

    Ordered 2. One very healthy, one not so much. Will see.

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    • PT

      We are absolutely thrilled and grateful for your amazing review! Get ready to add some vibrant greenery to your world because we can’t wait to see you back in no time. Let’s embark on a plant-filled journey together and watch our green babies grow!

      -Your Plantly Team

  9. A

    Love my plant!!

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  10. HF

    I ordered two small snake plants and they came package very well, no damage from shipping.

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Thanksgiving Cactus or Schlumberbera Truncata Purple Dancer Bloom Starter Plant

Thanksgiving Cactus or Schlumberbera Truncata Purple Dancer Bloom Starter Plant