Starbright Plant/Flower Care Guide

Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cactus
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Light

Bright indirect light

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Water

Keep the soil evenly moist, but not soggy while plant is growing. After flowering, water sparingly until new growth begins in spring. Stems will shrivel or wilt if the roots are too dry.

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Temperature

To set flower buds, the plant needs cool 60-65°F/16-18°C days and 45-55°F/7-13°C nights. Once buds set, 70-75°F/21-24°C days and 60-70°F/16-21°C nights.

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Soil

Mix 1 part potting soil and 1 part fine-grade fir bark.

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Fertilizer

Feed every 2 weeks with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted by half. After blooms have dropped, stop fertilizing until new growth begins in spring.

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Propagation

Take stem segments in spring. Place upright in moist perlite.