The schlumbergera, also known as Christmas cactus is a pretty succulent plant that blooms in’fall or winter.
Very resistant to cold, it is grown with us as of plant’inside.
In short, that’you should know:
Name : Schlumbergera
Family : Cacti
Type : House plant’inside
Height : 25 to 30 cm in inside
Exposure Very light
Ground : Soil
Foliage : Evergreen
Flowering : October to February
Planting and repotting of schlumbergera:
The schlumbergera traditionally cultivated in pots or planters in our latitudes because it is not resistant to temperatures below 10 °
Once purchased it n’not need to repot but it will, however, change pot after flowering.
- Select a slightly larger container size must drilled deep
- Use loam for flowering plants
- Put a bed of beads’clay or gravel in the bottom of the pot to improve drainage
For a culture of schlumbergera in the ground, it n’is possible that’in climate mild in winter because this plant is native to tropical regions’South America
Is multiplied by schlumbergera cuttings after flowering.
- Take the young terminal shoots
- Soak in the’rooting hormone
- Plant them in the ground for sowing and cuttings
- Keep your cuttings in a bright place and heated to about 20-21 °
The schlumbergera needs’a good light but fears the direct sunlight when’it is placed behind a window.
In summer, it is possible to place your schlumbergera to’exterior, in shaded area and protected your patio or garden.
- The flowers are very fragile, do especially not move once appeared the First flower buds.
Spray steady but Modered during the period of growth and / or flowering
- Allow the soil to dry between waterings 2
- Please do not leave’stagnant water pot bottom
- A contribution of’Special cactus fertilizer every 15 days’October to January improve flowering
To keep his schlumbergera d’year on year’another, it is advisable to Repot after flowering, at least every 2 to 3 years.
- The container must be fair one size bigger but no more because the schlumbergera also like feel at’close.
To keep dense foliage and compact port, you can pinch the stems after flowering.
Namely the schlumbergera:
Christmas cacti are native to the tropical forests’South America and the habit of pushing in the palm branches, where s’accumulates enough organic matter to be a good substrate.
On the’called Christmas cactus because it normally blooms in December even if the business needs that are’there are now the flower from the’fall.
The schlumbergera is also a biofilm plant.
Finally, the true Christmas cactus is Schlumbergera x buckleyi but there are 6 species of Schlumbergera.
Flowering times may vary, but not the color of the flowers is left around the rose.
- Schlumbergera kautskyi,
- Schlumbergera opuntioides,
- Schlumbergera truncata,
- Schlumbergera russelliana,
- Schlumbergera orssichiana,
- Schlumbergera microsphaerica
Council clever about schlumbergera:
If the leaves of your schlumbergera fall, this may be due to a displacement, a current’air or problem’watering.
For any problems with your plant, n’Feel free to ask a question on the forum