The Beautiful Christmas Cactus

The Beautiful Christmas CactusThe Christmas Cactus is not a plant that likes cold temperatures and snow, it just tends to bloom during the Christmas season.

It is an epiphyte or what is otherwise known as an air plant. In the wild, this plant will usually grow among the decaying and fallen leaves of trees, or from windblown nutrients.

This plant is native to Brazil and South American jungles, a Belgian explorer discovered it in the 18th century.

In the North American climate, it can live a long time if it is properly cared for. If it has warmth and indirect light, course soil, and moisture needs to be constantly drained from the soil.

This is truly a holiday plant as other varieties bloom at Thanksgiving or Easter. The flowers of this plant have a huge variety of colour – white, red, yellow, orange, pink, red, lavender and even multi-coloured flowers. It can be a feature and a talking point in the workplace, or a burglar deterrent at home!

[Via: news-press.com]

The Beautiful Christmas Cactus was last modified: February 21st, 2019 by admin
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