The beautiful Schlumbergera truncata, popularly known as the Festive Cactus, is usually available in Christmas, Easter, or Thanksgiving variations, depending on the time of blooming.
This easy-care plant is native to humid rainforests in Brazil. It is epiphytic, meaning it grows on trees and does not rely on a substrate like soil to survive. Due to its hassle-free care, beautiful look and lush flowers the festive cactus has become one of the most popular houseplants. The peak of popularity is during Easter, Thanksgiving or Christmas when the plant blooms.
You may have picked up this plant, lured in by its beautiful flowers, but how do you encourage your Schlumbergera Truncate to bloom again and stay happy and healthy? Read on for easy-to-follow care tips and our hacks to make the plant flower.
How To Make The Festive Cactus Bloom
The Schlumbergera truncata requires a period of cool temperatures and a lower amount of natural light.
About 4-8 weeks before the desired bloom time, reduce watering and keep the plant in a cooler room (around 10-13°C) with a minimum of 12-14 hours of darkness per day.
Move the plant to a brighter and warmer spot as soon as the plant produces flower buds.
It is that easy!
Caring for the Schlumbergera truncata can be a very rewarding experience, especially when the plant blooms. By following these simple care tips, you can ensure these beautiful plants thrive in your home or workplace. Visit our shop for a diverse range of Schlumbergera and other houseplants to brighten your living spaces.