A picture of a Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus

Schlumbergera 'Spectabile Coccineum'

Partial Shade
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Christmas cactus Overview

There are about 6 species of bushy cacti which have flattened, spineless, leaf-like segments with weeping branches. The bright flowers will appear at the stem tips and will bloom in shades from pale pink to orange, magenta, scarlet and white.

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.