Common name:- Christmas cactus
Botanical name :- Schlumbergera
truncata and S. × buckleyi
Group :- Houseplant, cacti and
succulents
Flowering time :- Late November to
late January
Planting time :- Late March
Height and spread: 45cm (18in) by
45cm (18in). Approx.
Characteristic :- Bright but avoiding
direct scorching sun light.
Hardiness:- Frost tender (min 10°
C/50°F)
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Here are a few ideas on how to care Christmas cactus plant for upcoming holiday season
We typically think of cactus as being heat tolerant, but Christmas cactus will keep their blossoms longer in cooler temperatures. Keep the plant in a well-lit location away from drafts from heat vents, fireplaces or other sources of hot air. Drafts and temperature extremes can cause the flower buds to drop from the plant before they have a chance to open.
Christmas cactus is a popular, winter flowering house plant. Growing Christmas cactus plants is very easy with ease to propagate and  care so that you can gift it.

Christmas cactus makes a great addition to nearly any indoor planting. Many people grow Christmas cactus and this plant makes a great holiday gift for friends and family, so knowing how to and grow, propagate and care a  Christmas cactus can help make this shopping easier and less hectic.
Small Introduction about Christmas Cactus plant
The Botanical name of Christmas cactus is Schlumbergera or Zygocactus.

Schlumbergera truncata and buckleyi are the two types of epiphytic cacti that are both commonly known as Christmas cactus. They are so called because they flower (bloom) only during Christmas period and they give a wonderful Christmas display and most people consider it as an ideal Christmas gift.
Other popular names for Christmas Cactus are  Thanksgiving Cactus, Easter cactus, Crab Cactus and Holiday Cactus and they bloom in various colorful flowers in white, pink, yellow, orange, red or purple.
Common name:- Christmas cactus
Botanical name :- Schlumbergera truncata and S. × buckleyi
Group :- Houseplant, cacti and succulents
Flowering time :- Late November to late January
Planting time :- Late March
Height and spread: 45cm (18in) by 45cm (18in). Approx.
Characteristic :- Bright but avoiding direct scorching sun light.
Hardiness:- Frost tender (min 10°C/50°F)
A beautiful holiday plant called the Christmas Cactus, botanically known as Schlumbergera or Zygocactus, naturally blooms around Christmas and also sometimes around Easter time if cared for properly. Since they are tropical plants, they flourish in moist conditions.

Christmas cactus will bloom if given long uninterrupted dark periods, about 12 hours each night. Begin the dark treatments in about mid-October to have plants in full bloom by the holidays. You can place the plants in a dark closet from about 8 P.M. - 8 A.M. each night for 6-8 weeks or until you see buds forming. Christmas cacti will also bloom if they are subjected to cool temperatures of about 50 to 55 degrees F, eliminating the need for the dark treatments. Plants should be blooming for the holidays if cool treatments are started by early November.
Christmas cactus is a tropical type plant, not quite as drought tolerant as its desert relatives and, in fact, may drop flower buds if the soil gets too dry. The plants will wilt when under drought stress. Water thoroughly when the top inch or so of soil feels dry to the touch. The length of time between waterings will vary with the air temperature, amount of light, rate of growth and relative humidity.

Growing, blossoming and caring Christmas Cactus plant are said to be relatively easy and below are few specific recommendations
1) In September and October, Christmas cactus plants should be kept in a cool room where temperatures will remain around 50 degrees, give or take a few degrees. Be sure not to expose them to freezing temperatures. It's also very important they be kept in a room where no artificial light will be turned on at night.
2) Actually the key to getting Christmas cactus to flower during the holiday season, is the proper light exposure, correct temperatures and limited watering. So during the fall months, the Christmas cactus should be placed in a spot where it receives indoor indirect bright light during the daylight hours but total darkness at night.
(Much the same exposure you would give a poinsettia except a Christmas poinsettia requires warm temperatures whereas the Christmas cactus needs a spot where the temperatures are cool during the fall months.)
3) Since the Christmas cactus is a tropical plant it will require watering on much the same basis as any other type of tropical plant. A good procedure to follow is to water the plants thoroughly and then allow about the top inch of soil to dry before watering again. However, during the fall and winter months, the plants should be watered less frequently in order to get them to bloom.
4) Christmas cactus requires about 50 to 60 percent humidity. So it's a good practice to place a glass, vase or tray of water near the plant. As the water evaporates it will provide the humidity the cactus needs. A humidity tray is another method of providing the humidity the Christmas cactus requires. This is done by filling a waterproof saucer with gravel, then adding water halfway up the gravel. Place the pot on the gravel surface.

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