Schlumbergera hybrids, aka Christmas Cactus
Adult Plant Growing Information
Five-Spine Rating -
Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.
Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.
Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.
Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.
Yes - flowers easily as a house plant. This variety is likely to flower as a house plant, but results will depend on a variety of growing conditions.
Potential living space locations include; East, West or South windows and three to four season rooms are good, and will grow well under most house plant conditions. This plant can be treated like most broad leaf house plants and do well to keep the temperature above 45 °F. This variety blooms in the winter when the days become shorter, and can be encouraged to bloom near the holiday times.
These plants grow into a small bush like formation producing small flat stem segments. When they are large enough to bloom they may produce multiple flowers at the end their stem growth for a beautiful display. The flower colors are uncertain, but are likely to range in the pink and magenta tones. These species of cacti grown from seed may take over 5 years to mature enough for flower production.
These plants take 4 - 5 years to become large enough to bloom. Plants grow in a bushy form up to a foot high and over a foot wide.
Their native habitat are South American rain forests, and they sport some of the most unique flowers which are usually pollinated by birds.
seed propagation origin
Plants and seeds are grown and propagated by windowsillcactus.com.
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