When should you put a Christmas cactus in the dark?

The Christmas cactus, also known as Thanksgiving or Easter cactus, is a succulent houseplant that can live up to 100 years under proper conditions. This plant care guide provides instructions on how to care for your holiday cactus indoors after blooming, ensuring its continued thriving throughout the year.

As the holiday season approaches, garden centers and stores are filled with colorful Christmas cacti, a type of succulent named after its blooming season.

During the holidays, consider bringing or receiving a Christmas cactus to brighten your home year after year, as it continues to bloom.

tip: Christmas cactus light requirements!

This text provides comprehensive information on how to care for a Christmas cactus plant indoors after it blooms.

moon Name(s) Christmas cactus, holiday cactus, crab cactus
Scientific Name Schlumbergera x buckleyi, sometimes also Schlumbergera truncata
Family Cetacea
Height and Spread Shrubby, up to 24 inches tall and 3+ feet wide
Light Bright indirect
Soil Type Bromeliad soil
Water Keep lightly moist

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