Cactus's are something I have never really thought about growing! In the past year or so, I have been picking one up here and another there. I have also started buying succulents as well.
I received a Christmas Cactus over the holiday! I love how pretty they are.
I love how green they are. The leaves are flattened with scallop like edges. This Christmas Cactus has a bloom that hasn't opened yet!
The flowers are so pretty! I love how they shoot out from the plant. The flowers are about 3 inches long. The flowers are so red and vibrant with a little pink tongue sticking out at you! I did notice the blooms last longer when they are near light!
I look forward to trying to keep this cactus alive. I am not very experienced in cactus's. Although I am learning! Learning is the fun part of growing plants!
From what I have learned they like rich well drained soil and bright indirect light. Christmas Cactus's are not drought tolerant and like to be watered. Let them dry out between waterings. Over watering can lead to root rot. Water less in the winter time!
Do you grow Cactus's? What are some of your favorites? Do you have any advice for me on keeping this baby alive and thriving?
Happy Cactus Growing!!!