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Zygo Schlumbergea - Christmas Cactus

Zygo Schlumbergea - Christmas Cactus

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Not like your usual cacti, the zygocactus has flat leaf-like pads that flower in winter, attached to the end of the stems, usually pink or white.

Perfect for hanging baskets. Best in indirect light with high humidity.

smaller grade than pictured currently available

Pot not included - shown here in Podium planter.


Care information

Origin: I'm native to the coastal mountains of Brazil.

Light: Provide bright, indirect light. I thrive in filtered sunlight or partial shade, but can tolerate lower light conditions. Avoid direct sunlight, which can scorch my leaves.

Temperature: I'm sensitive to extreme temperatures, so protect me from drafts and sudden temperature changes.

Watering: Keep my soil evenly moist but not waterlogged. Water me when the top inch of soil feels dry, and ensure good drainage to prevent root rot.

Fertilization: Feed me with a balanced liquid fertilizer diluted to half strength every 4-6 weeks during the growing season (spring and summer). Reduce feeding in fall and winter.

Pruning: Prune me to remove any dead or damaged stems and to maintain my shape. Pinching back stems after flowering can encourage bushier growth and more blooms.

Propagation: I can be propagated from stem cuttings. Take a healthy cutting with a few segments, allow it to callus for a day or two, then plant it in moist soil. Roots will develop within a few weeks.

Pests/Diseases: Watch out for pests like aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs. Treat any infestations promptly with insecticidal soap. Ensure good air circulation to prevent fungal diseases.

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