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Christmas Cactus leaf discoloration

This reddening is usually the response of some form of 'shock'. It could possibly be one of two things in my understanding of this plant. Too much sun is reaching the leaves affected. Or it isn't ...
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What are these yellow splotches on some Christmas Cacti (Schlumbergera) I rescued? Are they a positive or negative sign?

Schlumbergera are forest succulents, and as such,they're not too keen on direct sun exposure; they also prefer high air humidity. If you can find somewhere that is brightly lit (daylight) with very ...
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Will a Thanksgiving Cactus Be Ok with 1-7-6 fertilizer?

I believe so. I use "starter" 9 /45 / 15 on everything ( in moderation - no vegetables now) . Using the premise that the plant knows what it needs. My main Thanksgiving cactus is > 20 years old. ( ...
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Will a Thanksgiving Cactus Be Ok with 1-7-6 fertilizer?

It won't kill the plant, but it's not ideal for a Schlumbergia, which is a forest type cactus that flowers yearly. The Cactus Juice you bought appears to be formulated for most desert type cacti that ...
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