1. Water, but don't overwater. Only water when the soil is dry to the touch. Then water until the water starts draining through the holes in the bottom of the pot. Remove the water that accumulates in the dish below the pot, as Christmas cacti do not like to sit in water.
2. Keep the plant in a temperate area, away from drafts or heat sources.
3. Give your plant its beauty sleep! Before the Christmas cactus blooms, it needs 14 hours of darkness per day.
Commented on Dec 11, 2012
Hmm......I always have beautiful blooming cacti around Thanksgiving and they remain until
about Christmas, but they do not have the weeks of darkness this suggests.They are in my sunroom and have sun(when the sun is shining) every day. But thanks for the good info.
I repuposed a birdbath this Spring and put three different types of Sedum in it. A few people commented that they wanted to do the same thing but weren't sure how it would fare.....well
here are some updated pics of how mine made it through the summer....I'm quite happy with it....(pls disregard the leaves that have fallen in the flower bed, that's a never ending battle for me unfortunately) The only thing I'm a little disappointed with is the burgundy colored sedum doesn't show much color and I don't know if it's because it doesn't get enough sun? or what the problem is with it?? otherwise, it looks great in my opinion! lol.
Commented on Sep 25, 2012
My husband did this too in an area where the sedum gets LOTS of sun and it has looked pretty
good all through the summer, even though we had an extremely hot summer! I love succulents. What a great idea!
My 5 year old Carolina Jasmine is very prolific this year and smells heavenly. I planted a Fire Poker a couple of years ago, didn't think it would ever bloom, but this year it is showing
off. Today, a perfect rose opened, reminding me of my dad, who planted this bush before he passed in 2003.
Commented on May 07, 2012
Beautiful flowers! We purchased 2 of the Carolina Jasmine when we were in So. Carolina in
Feb. Ours is very healthy looking, but the one I gave to my Mom is not. She always has very good luck with her flowers and she has babied it from the start. Any ideas what might be the problem. She says the leaves are just drying up and curling up.