Schlumbergera, both a flowering plant and a green plant
A magnificent new blaze of colours, time and time again
The Schlumbergera is also known as the Christmas cactus. It’s actually a succulent, but a flowering variety. The Christmas cactus originated in Brazil, where the plant grows on tree trunks. The Schlumbergera blooms when the days are short, providing a display of beautiful red, white, pink, purple, or orange flowers.
We grow Schlumbergeras in different pot sizes
Our mini variety (7 cm) grows into a mature plant with buds in 6 months, while our maxi variety (17 cm) takes no less than 14 months. When the plant has finished flowering, you can still enjoy it as a green plant. Some good care also does wonders; the flowers of Schlumbergera are a source of constant amazement in the autumn with their blaze of colours. More info about all our Christmas cacti?
Our tips on caring for Schlumbergera
Prefers to be kept indoors
Partial shade is fine
Remove faded flowers
A temperature of around 18 ° C is ideal
Water normally, and keep the potting soil moist
Give fertiliser once a month
Not suitable for consumption