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Plants We Love: Christmas cactus

Christmas cactus (Schlumbergera xbuckleyi) is an ideal houseplant that will bloom for the holidays

Plant name: Christmas cactus

Botanical name:
Schlumbergera xbuckleyi

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Category: Tropicals and tender perennials

Hardiness: USDA Zones 9- 11

(for outdoor growth, but this plant is suitable for indoor growth)

Sun Exposure: Sun to partial shade

Danger: Parts of plant are poisonous if ingested

Bloom Colors: Pink, red, coral/apricot, white/near white

Bloom Times: Late fall/early winter, mid-winter

Foliage: Evergreen smooth-textured

Water Needs: Water regularly; do not overwater

Propagation Methods: From leaf cuttings

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