The Christmas Cactus

on Tuesday, 10 December 2019. Posted in News

Our Favourite Christmas Plant 'competition' took place for the first time this year. We invited judges who usually take part in our Favourite Office Plant of the Year Award to vote to find the most popular. As you know our top three were:

  • Poinstettia
  • Amaryllis
  • Christmas Cactus (Schlembergera)

Cactus 2

We've already posted tips on how to care for your Poinsettia and Amaryllis so here are some tips to keep your Christmas Cactus in good shape.

  • Water regularly but don't let your plant get too wet or too dry
  • Make sure it gets plenty of light
  • Don't feed until spring
  • Don't repot too often

Extra tip: make sure yours is Christmas Cactus and not a Thanksgiving or Easter one to ensure flowering at the right time!

Cactus

We found these tips here along with care tips for both of our other top plants from Mr Plant Geek. We'd hoped that he could take part in the judging but unfortunately he was filming in Asia at the time. But as you'll see from his tips, he covered off the top three and added some great tips for your home Christmas tree and door wreaths too.