Holiday cacti are known for their colorful tubular flowers and ease of care. They include Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter cacti. Christmas cacti have flattened leaves with rounded teeth on the margins as opposed to the Thanksgiving cactus that has pointed teeth. Easter cacti have pointed teeth with fibrous hairs in the leaf joints. Under normal conditions the holiday cacti will bloom close to the holiday suggested in its name. Florists will often force plants into bloom at other times. To make things really confusing, most of the Christmas cactus sold are actually Thanksgiving cactus and will bloom in subsequent years at Thanksgiving time.
That being said, what I am selling are Christmas Cactus, schlumbergera cuttings that bloom in the winter.
Christmas Cactus. They are so beautiful and easy to grow. They need several weeks of long nights to force them to bloom – 12-14 hour nights are usually OK in a room with no light or very low light.
For ease of shipping I am offering 2 or 3-segment cuttings for $3, that may, or may not have blooms, depending on when you place your order. Plant the lower segment of the cutting half-way into moist potting soil or cactus soil mix. Local residents may pick up whole plants – call me for availability.
Cuttings are shipped on Monday and Tuesday to avoid their sitting in the post office over the week end. Unpack them as soon as they arrive.