Growing tips for a Chrismas cactus
December 1, 2022
It's a cactus, so it should be easy to care for – I just water it sparingly and keep it dry, right? Wrong.
Whether you have a Thanksgiving or Christmas cactus (or an Easter one, for that matter), you take care of them the same way. Keys to their care come from their native habitat, which is not a desert but the cloud forests of costal southeast Brazil. The high-altitude costal areas where they're from are cool, shaded, and relatively humid with the mists and moisture rich air. They are epiphytic or lithophytic – meaning that they grow on trees and in crevices with decaying plant ma...