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Christmas cactus is a popular, winter-flowering houseplant. Growing Christmas cactus plants is not only easy to do, but they are easily propagated too, so you can make more for holiday gift giving. Learn how to grow a Christmas cactus plant and care for it in the articles that follow.
The question, “why is my Christmas cactus dropping buds,” is a common one. Just moving them into your home can cause bud drop, but there may be other factors at work as well. Click this article for tips on preventing Christmas cactus buds from falling off.
A welcome flash of color in the dead of winter, if you’re looking to plant or repot a Christmas cactus, you should be aware of a few specific soil requirements to ensure a good bloom in the next season. Click here to learn more.
Getting holiday cacti to flower the next year can be tricky. This is where the importance of Christmas cactus feeding comes into play. This article has tips for fertilizing Christmas cactus at just the right time to ensure your plant blooms.
If a stem of your mature Christmas cactus is getting woody, it doesn’t mean that anything is amiss. That means that there is no reason to try fixing a Christmas cactus with woody stems. Click here for more information about woody Christmas cactus.
It isn’t always easy to determine what causes leaves dropping from Christmas cactus, but there are a number of possibilities. So why do Christmas cacti drop their leaves, you ask? Read the article that follows to learn more.
Christmas cactus is a relatively low-maintenance, pest-resistant plant, but it can fall victim to a number of harmful pests. If you notice tiny bugs in Christmas cactus, take heart. This article will help with treating Christmas cactus pests.
It isn’t uncommon to notice a Christmas cactus with yellow leaves. Why do Christmas cactus leaves turn yellow? There are several possible reasons for yellow Christmas cactus leaves. Learn more about it in this article.
If your Christmas cactus leaves are purple instead of green, or if you notice Christmas cactus leaves turning purple on edges, your plant is telling you that something isn’t quite right. Learn about possible causes and solutions here.
Can I plant my Christmas cactus outside, you ask? Growing Christmas cactus outdoors is possible only in USDA plant hardiness zones 9 and above. This article has more information on Christmas cactus care outdoors. Click here.
Christmas cactus is a hardy tropical cactus that brightens the environment with gorgeous blooms around the winter holidays. Although easy to get along with and requires minimal care, it is susceptible to root rot. Learn how to treat it here.
Does your cat think the dangling stem of a Christmas cactus makes an excellent toy? Does he/she treat the plant like a buffet or a litter box? Read this article to find out how to handle cats and Christmas cactus and take the worry out of both.
While easy to grow and a cinch to propagate, the Christmas cactus has some unusual attributes that may cause you to wonder what’s going on with your plant. Read this article to learn more about roots growing from Christmas cactus plants.
Christmas cacti are common gifts around the holidays with showy flowers present. The presence of small children and pets at family functions reminds us that not all plants are safe. Is Christmas cactus toxic? Read this article to find out.
Christmas cactus is a long-lived plant with bright blooms that appear around the winter holidays. Although the plant is relatively low-maintenance, dropping or wilting Christmas cactus blooms may occur. Find out what to do in this article.
Unlike typical desert cacti, Christmas cactus is native to the tropical rainforest. Christmas cactus problems are usually caused by improper watering or poor drainage. Learn how to treat these issues in this article.
When you think of cactus, you probably envision a desert with heat wavering vistas and blazing sun. You aren’t too far off the mark but the holiday cacti actually flower better in slightly cooler temperatures. Read here for Christmas cactus cold tolerance.
Christmas cactus is a prolific grower that eventually needs to be repotted. While this is not too complicated, the key is knowing when and how to repot a Christmas cactus. This article will help with that.
An overwatered Christmas cactus will succumb to root rot and may need to be passed on to the compost heap. Saving an overwatered Christmas cactus requires swift decisive action to prevent this tragedy. This article will help with that.
You've been caring for it all year and now that it’s time to expect winter blooms, you find the leathery leaves wilted and limp on your Christmas cactus. Why? Find out in this article and fix your limp Christmas cactus.
It is not uncommon for a Christmas cactus to eventually grow to a monstrous size. If you wonder whether pruning a Christmas cactus is possible, the answer is yes, and this article will help.