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Christmas Cactus- Schlumbergera bridgesil

The Christmas cactus, also known as the Holiday cactus joins Norfolk Island pine trees and Poinsettias as plants beloved during the festive season. Originating from Brazil, the Christmas Cactus is actually not a cactus but a succulent. It features flat-shaped, glossy-green segments and with proper care and a strict regimen, they produce abundant beautiful tubular red, yellow, pink, purple, or white blooms on its hanging branches. An excellent plant to pot as a gift or just a great addition to your home to get into the festive season.

A voluminous Shclumbergera Bridgesil cascades over the sides of a pot.


General Care


Bright, indirect sunlight.


Regularly water, allowing for soil to get dry to touch between waterings.


Medium to high humidity. Avoid frost.


Use a high-quality, well-draining potting mix.

Green plant with flattened crenated partitioned stems with a bright purple flowers at the ends..

Common Problems

A Christmas cactus is rather low-maintenance, and it is relatively pest-resistant. However, it can still fall victim to harmful pests like spider mites, mealybugs, fungus gnats, and scales. You can try regularly applying insecticidal soap spray to get rid of these common pests.


Stunted Growth or Appearance 


Mealybug infestation


Leaves Turning Red or Pink


Too much sun or too little water


The Christmas Cactus is non-toxic to cats, dogs and humans.

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