How to care for a Christmas tree: tips on blooming and preserving the needles

By SSPDaily editionMar 2, 2024 08:05 AMGarden
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Are you the proud owner of a Christmas Cactus, but still waiting for its beautiful flowering? SSPDaily reveals the main secrets of caring for this charming plant, which may be easier than it seems.

The Christmas Cactus, also known as Schlumbergera, captivates hearts with its exotic beauty. This flower is native to the rainforests of South America but blooms under certain conditions. For your green companion to bloom, you should follow a few simple guidelines.

Keep it warm

The key to the abundant flowering of the Christmas Cactus in winter is to meet its warmth needs. Protect the plant from sudden changes in temperature and do not expose it to drafts by keeping the windows closed during the winter months. Provide it with a cozy space on a warm windowsill. By providing a comfortable and stable temperature environment, your Christmas Cactus will show its appreciation with exquisite blooms.

Maintain a balance - not too hot, not too cold

However, it is very important to strike a balance. Do not place the pot near the stove or heaters, as excessive heat can harm the health of the plant and prevent it from flowering.

Provide two important rest periods

Ensuring a stable and continuous winter flowering of the Christmas Cactus involves giving it a rest like a real star. The first period, from August to October, is the preparation phase for future growth and bud development. Then, from February to March, the plant enters the second dormant phase. During this time, reduce watering, limit fertilization, and provide darkness. These important dormant periods allow the Christmas Cactus to regain strength for subsequent flowering cycles.

Adaptation of the Christmas Cactus

Also, remember that the Christmas Cactus adapts to its environment. Moving the pot while it is flowering increases the likelihood that it will shed its leaves, exposing the stems.

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