No matter the season, it’s always a good time to have a Christmas Cactus! Sometimes only used for its holiday spotlight, you can spotlight its evergreen leaves and grow a low maintenance Christmas Cactus year round. As a type of succulent, it happily survives in medium light with occasional water, but boast as a flowering beauty at the increase of light. The Christmas cactus is a winter house plant that is very easy to care for, which is why it makes a great gift to give people during the holiday season. Some say the flowers that sprout from this cactus even resemble candy ribbon, which is usually sold around the holiday season. However, even with Christmas candy-like flowers, the Christmas cactus is also known as the Easter cactus or the Thanksgiving cactus.
The Christmas Cactus is forgiving in most temperatures. During winter months, in Georgia, our cacti thrive happily in 60 degree temperatures. Although, if you are seeking winter blooms, you will need to drop the temp (see the additional tip below).