Keep Your Christmas Cactus Blooming Year After Year

These colorful cacti have blooming periods corresponding to the holidays, hence their common name. They’re pretty stunning, too: The hanging branches, composed of glossy green, flat segments, can reach up to 36 inches long; while the flowers appear from stem tips and measure up to 3 inches long with several tiers of petals. Each bloom lasts for several days, Read More…

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10 Healthy Houseplant Hacks & Tips

1. Feed your ferns Schedule an occasional teatime for your ferns, gardenias, and other acid-loving houseplants. Substitute brewed tea when watering or work wet tea leaves into the soil to give the plants a lush, luxurious look. 2. Before vacation Water your houseplants thoroughly and arrange them, without saucers, on a dampened plush towel in Read More…

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How To Take Christmas Cactus Cutting

Part of the epiphytic cacti family, Christmas Cactus is the most commonly known name for them. They are a striking and exotic looking type of houseplant and the botanical name is ‘Schlumbergera’. They produce red, pink, white or purple flowers from around November and often well into January which is where the name ‘Christmas Cactus’ derives Read More…

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Tips For Growing Thanksgiving Cactus

Thanksgiving cactus blooms around November. The Thanksgiving holiday cactus is an easy to grow interior plant. Both Christmas and Thanksgiving cacti are in the genus Schlumbergera and are native to the tropical forests of Brazil. They are attractive plants commonly sold and given as gifts around the holidays but are also easy to propagate from Read More…