This beloved plant has been passed down for generations in many families. The easily-managed Christmas cactus has just a few requirements for beautiful blooms each year.
According to The Old Farmers Almanac (www.almanac.com), there are several types of Holiday Cacti - blooming either at Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas. Many of the cacti we believe to be Christmas cacti are actually Thanksgiving cacti.
General care for Christmas cacti
Indirect, bright sunlight
60 - 70 degrees Farenheit
If outdoors, keep cacti in a shady spot until the temperatures reach 50 and below.
When the soil feels dry to the touch, soak the soil but do not let water sit in the container.
Water well during flowering period
Feed every 2 weeks from spring to early fall
Feed monthly during fall and winter
Prune plants in June to encourage branching and more flowers by cutting off a few sections of each stem.
Cut sections can be replanted in moist vermiculite to start more plants