A picture of a Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus

Schlumbergera 'Zara'

Partial Shade
Light watering
Tender

H1c

RHS hardiness

5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Christmas cactus Overview

An upright, then pendent, perennial cactus which has glossy, green stem segments. In early autumn and early winter, deep orange-red flowers are produced.

Common problems with Christmas cactus

How to propagate Christmas cactus

Cuttings

You can propagate from stem cuttings in spring or early summer.

Other uses of Christmas cactus

Cultivated for their flowers.