How to care for a Christmas cactus?

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  • Linda Sikut Linda Sikut on Dec 02, 2017
    Here's an article the will give you the information that you need. Wishing you the best!
  • Kin26852078 Kin26852078 on Dec 02, 2017
    Christmas cactus are pretty easy to take care . dont over water, the leaves feel sort of droopy soft when they need water, otherwise water about once or twice a week. dont put in to large a pot they like to be a bit crowded, i just use a regular potting dirt... i have six huge Christmas cactus that i had outside in a horrible ice storm a few years back and they were all but destroyed, all i had left were nubs... and broken limbs that were almost to small to re-pot .. i was heart broken because they were from my grandmother..but they all grew back so.. if you break off a limb just push it into the dirt to the joint, and keep it damp and it will grow again..and all mine did they have grown almost to their full size now.. they like just about any place in your home except a dark dark area... you can put them outside in the summer in the shade, dont forget to water them but make sure to bring them in when it starts to get really cold.. fertilize them in the spring i use the little sticks, i also give them some in the fall when i bring them in..if yours doesnt bloom sometimes it just takes finding the right spot and giving it some time... all mine bloom twice a year.. Christmas and Easter.. hope this helps. :)
  • Ger27871176 Ger27871176 on Dec 02, 2017
    Don't water until you can put your finger a half inch in the soil and it's dry and feed every 4th watering. And make sure it's getting plenty of sunshine. Happy gardening
  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Dec 02, 2017
    Kinada_48 gives very good advice! Only thing I will add is I’ve heard not to water them for a couple weeks before your wanting them to bloom, then give them a good drink of water! This is supposed to get them to bloom! There pretty easy to take care of normally, just don’t water too often, then prefer a drier soil rather then wet! Give them a little sun light or a good light source! Good draining dirt with a little fertilizer never hurts either! Hardest part is not breaking off the leaves, their fragile! If you have cats or other animals that can get into your plants they can break your cactus in no time! Be gentle!