Questions tagged [holiday-cactus]

The common holiday cacti are Thanksgiving Cactus, Christmas Cactus, and Easter Cactus. Closely related species from genera Schlumbergera, and also Rhipsalis.

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What are these yellow splotches on some Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) I rescued? Are they a positive or negative sign?

A few weeks back — on a fairly windy night here in New York City — I was going out to toss out the trash when someone’s small pot of Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) crashed down on the ground right ...
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Strange plant or weed? [closed]

This decided to grow in with my Christmas cactus! What is it? I have had the cactus for years. Needed to add potting soil to it, and I think that's where this came from.
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Will a Thanksgiving Cactus Be Ok with 1-7-6 fertilizer?

I have a Thanksgiving cactus (Schlumbergera truncata) that I've had for maybe 5-6 years now. I recently picked up some "Cactus Juice" on sale in a local store, and was considering feeding it to my ...
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Christmas Cactus leaf discoloration

I received this Christmas Cactus as a cutting from a larger plant about a year ago. It has been growing and doing well over that time. In the past month I have noticed some of the end leaves begin to ...
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Why does my holiday cactus have a three cornered stem segment?

I noticed some new growth on my Schlumbergera, and when I looked at it, I found a three cornered stem segment. The segments are normally flat. with only two wings out from the stem. This segment has ...
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Can I make my Schlumbergera truncata (Thanksgiving cactus) produce seeds?

I would like to grow fruit on my thanksgiving cactus (also holiday cactus) so that I can save seeds, but I can never get them to start growing. How do I get my cactus to grow fruit?
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How should I transition my Thanksgiving Cactus to artificial indoor light?

I have a Thanksgiving Cactus that is getting covered in flower buds but it is getting near the frost date. This plant was outdoors most of the year this year and it has grown like crazy. How do I keep ...
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