Christmas Cactus

Scientific name: Schlumbergera ‘Bridgesii’

Description: Leafless with flattened, scalloped, smooth, bright green stems on spineless joints. The stems are multi-branched with individual segments about an inch long and half that wide. the many-petaled, tubular, rosy purplish-red flowers most often bloom in December and January.

Light: Bright to medium

Temperature: Will benefit from being placed outdoors in shade during summer, but must be brought in before frost. Will tolerate a wide range of indoor temperatures.

Methods of propagation: Easily roots from stem segments

Comment: Blooms best when kept cool and dry and given 12 hours of constant darkness in the fall. Water well when blooming and during summer growth season.

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