Holiday Cactus (Thanksgiving Cactus)
- Bright, indirect light
- Pot in well draining soil.
- Water every 10-14 days or when soil feels dry
While called and appearing like a cactus, the care is more similar to a tropical plant. They will show signs of stress on their foliage in the form of lack of color, drooping and shriveling. Blooms last for 2-4 months and will rebloom annually with proper care. To ensure a re-bloom, they prefer to be in as much darkness as possible overnight.
It is one of three common holiday cacti that are often confused with one another: the Thanksgiving cactus, the Christmas cactus, and the Easter cactus. While they all look similar, they are technically three different species of Schlumbergera.