Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus
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How to care for Christmas Cactus

  • Light: Part sun, part shade

    Place in a window with dappled sun or a spot in the middle of a room. Or directly in a window facing west or east.

  • Watering need: Medium demand

    This plant is somewhat drought-tolerant, so no need to stress too much about it drying up. Make sure to feel the soil before watering: the top layer (about 2 inches) should be dry before giving this plant more water.

  • Fertilizing need: Medium demand

    Plants can't only survive on water, they need nutrients too. To keep your plant nice and thriving, it’s important that you add fertilizer every now and then. You can find more info below how to best fertilize this plants.

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After flowering: if possible place it somewhere a bit cooler (50-60 °F / 10-15 °C) for some time to let it rest. Also: never move it with flowerbuds on. Read more

The Best Way to Water Your Christmas cactus

Some plants require different amounts of water than others. Plants with so-called medium watering like the Christmas Cactus should have a good balance of not too much and not too little water.

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How to fertilize Succulents

Like almost all other plants, succulents need nutrients to grow and stay healthy.

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How to repot most succulents

Like almost all other plants, succulents require repotting every now and then in order to stay happy and healthy.

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How to Mist Your Plant

Misting instructions

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