How to propagate and grow a Christmas Cactus (Schlumbergera) | November 22, 2023


Where to grow a Christmas Cactus

Place the plant in a bright place, away from direct sunlight, as it can burn the leaves, and with a constant temperature of 18-24 ° C.

Try not to move the plant when it is flowering, as this can cause the buds to drop. This plant needs 2 “ rest ” periods to flower after flowering and again in autumn.

– How to propagate a Christmas Cactus

Christmas Cacti are very easy to propagate. Just follow our step-by-step guide :

Step 1
In spring, remove the parts of the stem that have 2 or 3 sections of leaves and let them dry indoors for 1 or 2 days.


Step 2

Place the cuttings in a mixture of seed or cutting compost and fine river sand. Dip the bottom of the cuttings into the compost 1 cm deep, so that they stand up straight. Water well and let excess water drain off.

Step 3
Keep the cuttings in a bright place, out of direct sunlight ; the ideal is a window sill. Water sparingly and mist its leaves from time to time.

Step 4
After 1 or 2 months, the cuttings should have rooted. To find out if it has, move it gently, if it doesn’t move, it has rooted.


Once rooted, place the cuttings in small individual pots and grow them in a warm room or greenhouse.

– Christmas Cactus Care

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